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WESTERN RED CEDAR
( Thuja plicata )

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Wood For The Job

The designs in this book are only a few examples of the creative potential of landscaping with cedar. In adapting them to your own ideas on outdoor living, you will want to calculate lumber sizes suitable for larger or smaller structures.

Beam sizes for load bearing structures such as decks or roofed areas should be calculated using the span tables available through national building codes. Photo

Where two alternatives are shown, your choice will depend upon which size looks better in your design. In order to provide extra deck or roof area, beams may overhang their supporting posts, but this overhang must not exceed one-third of the beam span with maximum of 3'.

Post sizes can be calculated from your beam size. They should be equal in width to the width of the beam they support, with a minimum of 4" x 4". If posts are longer than 11' the design should be checked by an engineer of architect. Fence posts are traditionally 4" x 4" unless the design of your choice calls for lighter or heavier supports.

SIZES OF WESTERN RED CEDAR

Nominal Rough Unseasoned1
(inches)
Surface Unseasoned2
(inches)
Surface Dry3
(inches)
1 x 2 3/4 x 1-9/16 11/16 x 1-1/2
1 x 4 3/4 x 3-9/16 11/16 x 3-1/2
1 x 6 3/4 x 5-5/8 11/16 x 5-1/2
1 x 8 3/4 x 7-1/2 11/16 x 7-1/4
2 x 2 1-9/16 x 1-9/16 1-1/2 x 1-1/2
2 x 3 1-9/16 x 2-9/16 1-1/2 x 2-1/2
2 x 4 1-9/16 x 3-9/16 1-1/2 x 3-1/2
2 x 6 1-9/16 x 5-9/16 1-1/2 x 5-1/2
2 x 8 1-9/16 x 7-3/8 1-1/2 x 7-1/4
2 x 10 1-9/16 x 9-3/8 1-1/2 x 9-1/4
2 x 12 1-9/16 x 11-3/8 1-1/2 x 11-1/4
4 x 4 3-9/16 x 3-9/16 3-1/2 x 3-1/2
4 x 6 3-9/16 x 5-9/16 3-1/2 x 5-1/2
6 x 6 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 5-1/2 x 5-1/2

1. Nominal rough unseasoned sizes may vary among manufacturers.

2. Planed in unseasoned condition.Surfaced unseasoned material shrinks to the same size as surfaced dry material.

3. Planed in dry condition.

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