Western Red Cedar

Close-up Photo of A+ Grade Western Red Cedar Wood Grain

Western Red Cedar grows along the coast from Oregon to Alaska. It also grows in the states of Montana and Idaho. Western Red Cedar is light in weight and the heartwood, according to the US Forest Product Laboratory, is “resistant to very resistant” to decay. It is not, however, immune to attack by termites and beetles. Western Red Cedar is used for exterior siding, greenhouse construction, and in ship and boat building.
For raised bed construction we recommend the “rough, green” Western Red Cedar 2X6, 2X8, and 4X4 from the price list.

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Paulownia

Close-up Photo of Paulownia Wood Grain

Paulownia Lumber is mostly used in construction of small watercraft such as surfboards and stand up paddle boards. It is strong, durable and extremely lightweight.

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Okoume Marine Plywood

Close-up Photo of Okoume Marine Plywood Grain

What is Okoume Plywood? Okoume Marine Plywood, which is sometimes referred to as Gaboon Marine Plywood, is a BS 1088 Lloyd’s Register rotary-cut plywood.  It is suitable for marine applications and boat building.  It is lightweight, flexible and has  good strength.  It is often used to sheath kayaks. What is Marine Plywood? Marine Plywood, like

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Paulownia Marine Plywood

Close-up Photo of Paulownia Marine Plywood Grain

Paulownia marine plywood is rotary cut.  Paulownia is prized for its superior strength and very light weight.  This product is used in marine applications where weight is of great concern, particularly in building wood surfboards.

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