Where to Buy

Yellow cedar:
Sustainable, Durable, & Elegant

Discover the timeless beauty of Yellow Cedar: The ideal wood for a variety of applications.
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Welcome to the world of yellow cedar

With its rich texture, straight grain, and distinctive honey-yellow color, Yellow Cedar is perfect for architectural projects, decks, and more. Harvested from North America's Northwest Coast, Yellow Cedar has unsurpassed quality and sustainability. Resistant to weather, insects, and rot, it takes stains and finishes well, adding prestige and longevity to your designs.

Characteristics & Properties

Yellow Cedar, also known as Nootka Cypress or Alaska Yellow Cedar, is a majestic evergreen tree that thrives along North America’s west coast. With pendulous branches and dark green scale-leaves, Yellow Cedar boasts distinctive characteristics that make it highly sought-after worldwide.
Yellow Cedar is renowned for its exceptional durability and resistance to decay, making it a prized material for uses such as boat building, sauna manufacturing, cabinetry, and millwork. Its straight grain and distinctive honey-yellow color add a touch of elegance to any application, while its natural resilience and corrosion resistance make it ideal for industrial uses.

Yellow Cedar’s slow growth in wet, mountainous environments gives its wood a dense, consistent color and high stability. Its identifiable characteristics include a broad, grooved trunk, a sharply cone-shaped crown, and scale-like leaves with sharp points. The wood is free from pitch and resin, and its natural extractives provide a pleasant aroma when cut.

Yellow Cedar can be used in many ways!

Yellow cedar is a versatile wood with numerous applications across different industries. With its unique properties and natural resistance to decay and insects, yellow cedar is a top choice for any project.

The top 3 areas to consider using Yellow Cedar for are:

  • Timbers
  • Decking & Docks
  • Fencing

Here are some of the common applications of yellow cedar:

  • Decking, & Stairs: Its strength, hardness, and wearing properties make it ideal for structural grades used in exterior applications.
  • Outdoor structures: Its durability, and resistance to corrosion make it perfect for outdoor applications where durability is crucial.
  • Boat building, Sauna manufacturing, Cabinetry, and Millwork: Yellow cedar’s density, straight grain, and smooth finish make it a popular choice due to its exceptional working properties.
  • Dock construction and Laminate stock: its resistance to rot and insects, stability, strength, and attractive appearance, making it ideal for such applications requiring longevity and stability.
  • Appearance grades, Lumber, and Moulding stock: It is produced in various appearance grades according to industry standards and is commonly used in commercial settings.
    Indigenous crafts and Traditional uses: Indigenous peoples use it for a wide range of purposes, including hats, baskets, boxes canoes, carvings and more.

Where to buy Yellow Cedar?


#102-186 Nanaimo Ave. W., Penticton, BC, Canada, V2A 1N4

Tel: (250) 493-9339

Centennial Fence Supply

821 CR 27 Brighton, CO 80603

Tel: (303) 990-5151

Disdero Lumber Co.

12301 SE Carpenter Drive, Clackamas OR 97015

Tel: (503) 239-8888

Goodfellow Inc.

225, rue Goodfellow Delson, QC J5B 1V5 Canada

Tel: (450) 635-6511

Issaquah Cedar & Lumber

5728 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE Issaquah, WA 98029 USA

Tel: (425) 392-3631

McIlveen Lumber

244 Ellwood Dr West, Bolton, ON, Canada, L7E 4W4

Tel: (905)-857-6423

POCO Building Supplies

2650 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada, V3C 3B3

Tel: (604) 942-7282

PowerWood Corp.

1825 Tower Road, Agassiz, BC, Canada, V0M 1A2

Tel: (604) 882-9663

Sound Cedar Lumber

2600 Cedardale Road Mount Vernon, Washington

Tel: (800) 468-6081

Trans Canada Wood Products

684 Veteran’s Drive, Units 2 & 3 Barrie, ON

Tel: (705) 252-5510

Western Forest Products

#800–1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11122, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 3P3

Tel: (604) 648-4500