Alaskan Cypress, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Nootka, Nootka Cypress, Yellow Cedar, Yellow Cypress
|Main Color Group||
Yellow / White
|Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3||
|Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3||
|Janka Hardness - LBF||
|Janka Hardness - Newtons||
Alaskan Cedar has been a wood embroiled in controversy with botanical and wood experts, historically, as the wood has experienced its genus reclassified on six different times over the course of the last two centuries. Despite its relatively light weight and density, it is a very durable and quite versatile species — having seen duty in numerous indoor and outdoor applications. The wood has also become a popular choice with luthiers, for acoustic guitar soundboards.
Sustainability: This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (reported by the IUCN to be a “species of least concern”).
Common Uses: Carving, boatbuilding, siding, flooring, decking, outdoor furniture, musical instruments (flutes; acoustic guitar soundboards), boxes and chests, and various utility/construction applications.
Comments: Contrary to other published data (by the Wood Database), the typical growth range for these trees in the wild is only between 40 and 80 feet tall. Undisturbed specimens have reached heights of 100 feet, and some have been reputed to be as old as 3500 years! Despite its modest weight and density figures, it is a very tough wood; its trees hold their own through some very challenging conditions. This makes it a very versatile wood, suitable for a host of different applications.
|$17.62||B||62 x 3 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1030|| |
Few rough area defects. Couple of knots. Color variation
|$21.10||AB||66 x 3 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1029|| |
3 small knots. One knot on one edge.
|$24.78||AB||62 x 3.75 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1028|| |
One knot one face. End cracks one end
|$33.86||AB||55.25 x 5.75 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1027|| |
3 knots on one face. Rough patches on other face
|$24.31||A||54.75 x 3.75 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1026|| |
Clear. Some color on one face.
|$17.83||A||54.75 x 2.75 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1025|| |
|$41.40||AB||64.75 x 6 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1024|| |
Small crack near top of one edge. Color variation one face.
|$43.87||A||61.75 x 6 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1023|| |
Tiny knot on one edge. Otherwise clear.
|$39.83||A||58.5 x 5.75 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1022|| |
Small patch of live edge on one edge and one face. Small defect other edge on same face
|$36.61||AB||57.25 x 6 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1021|| |
Few knots near one end and small knot at other end.
|$37.84||AB||61.75 x 5.75 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1020|| |
Small knot one edge. Otherwise clear.
|$41.03||A||57.75 x 6 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1019|| |
Clear except for one small longitudinal marking
|$34.85||AB||54.5 x 6 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1018|| |
One end check and small defect at one end
|$22.85||AB||61.25 x 3.5 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1017|| |
Max width 3.75. Min 1.75″. One live edge. Small crack along part of straight edge
|$21.23||A||59.75 x 3 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1016|| |
|$20.25||B||57 x 3.75 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1015|| |
Defects at one end and along edge
|$36.29||AB||56.75 x 6 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1014|| |
|$46.50||AAA||59.5 x 6 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1013|| |
|$44.16||AAA||56.5 x 6 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1012|| |
|$35.97||AB||56.25 x 6 x 0.8 in||CEDARALAS1011|| |
Tiny end checks at one end. Some color variation
|$69.63||A||42 x 7 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1010|| |
One knot on one face
|$70.04||A||42.25 x 7 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1009|| |
|$70.04||A||42.25 x 7 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1008|| |
One small tight knot
|$62.67||AB||42 x 7 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1007|| |
Defect at one end.
|$63.04||AB||42.25 x 7 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1006|| |
Couple of small longitudinal markings
|$45.71||A||48.25 x 4 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1005|| |
|$40.92||AB||48 x 4 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1004|| |
2 tiny pin knots. Small rough patch near one end.
|$45.95||A||48.5 x 4 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1003|| |
Tiny defect one end. Clear board
|$45.95||A||48.5 x 4 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1002|| |
|$45.95||A||48.5 x 4 x 1.8 in||CEDARALAS1001|| |
Small crack on one edge on one face
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