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Western Red Cedar

Description

General

Origin: North-West America. Colour and texture: red-brown; striped; shiney. Smell: in fresh state aromatic. Workability: good to machine; easy to glue; good surface treatment possible; metal may corrode when in contact with the wood. Soft, remarble light, but very durable kind of wood. Lower Heating Value 19.03 MJ

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
0.6 1.2 % Idemat 2003
11 16 % Idemat 2003

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
48 54 MPa Idemat 2003
29 35 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
350 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
50 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
7400 7900 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
°C
°C
J/kg.K
0.09 0.09 W/m.K Idemat 2003
e-6/K

Environment

4.17 mPt
0.77 Pt
327 mELU
2.81 MJ/MJ
47.9 MJ
4.32 kg
0.1 kg
Red Cedar is imported from North-West America, where it is cultured. The transport to the Netherlands requires 2 * 250km by trailers (from factory to forest and back) and 6200km by ship. Processing to beams assumed to happen in the Netherlands.
Idemat 1998

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