You asked for it, we listened, and it’s here! The Lumber Baron is now stocking a full line of Western Red Cedar Clear #2 and better, old growth, vertical grain lumber products. Known for its tight grain structure, distinct aroma, resistance to decay, and beauty, our Western Red Cedar is a wonderful choice for decking, siding, fencing, posts or shingles. No need to worry about sustainability, all of our Western Red Cedar is also 100% PEFC Certified,

Western Red Cedar Lumber is a beautiful, resilient, versatile product. It is one of the most valuable species due to the unique color, texture, and durability of its wood. With proper finishing and maintenance, cedar will remain beautiful and last for decades. WRCedar is ideal for accepting and holding a wide range of beautiful finishes including dark stains, bleaches, and semi-transparents. Our #2 and better clear vertical grain grade with its dense grain structure and lack of knots appeals to the modern building style. It also resonates with classic homes, when straight line, dense grain, old growth products were readily available. Our WRCedar is available in a number of lumber dimensions, surface textures and grades. Coming soon our state of the art milling facility will be able to mill to any desired lumber pattern.

Our Lumber is Sustainable and Green:

Studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, natural wood is superior to synthetic products in every way. Of all the building products, the lumber we sell has some of the lowest impacts on air and water quality. Its production produces far fewer toxins and green house gases in comparison to composites and cement. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, the lumber we stock actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. Unlike brick, cement and composite lumber, Western Red Cedar is renewable and biodegradable. Plus, WRCedar is sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world.

Wood is the only major building material that is renewable—a reason why Canada’s forest base is still abundant after 150 years of harvesting. For every Western Red Cedar that’s harvested, at least 3 are planted. As the trees grow they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Lumber producers have been replacing harvested trees so diligently over the last few decades that North American forests have actually grown by 20% since 1970.

Wood is resistant, and in the right conditions, lasts for a very long time. Several wooden structures through out the world have lasted over a thousand years. In fact, a major part of our business is selling incredible lumber from deconstructed buildings. The ultimate in reducing the consumption of materials, our reclaimed lumber exquisite and rich in history. Check out our other reclaimed lumber options.

Research proves that “greenness” has a measurable impact on occupants. And not just in residential applications. Used in retail and hospitality, it enhances customer experiences. In healthcare it contributes to faster healing. In workspaces it promotes productivity and boosts morale. As urbanization continues, factoring these benefits into modern design is crucial. Not to mention incorporating wood and its benefits in residential applications.