Boutique Wetroom Clad in Western Red Cedar

Silva Timber’s Western Red Cedar No.2 Clear & Better Tongue & Groove cladding was recently used by Alistair Nicholls to create a boutique wet room that exudes warmth.

When considering cladding options, Alistair turned to Silva Timber, having used us before for wood finish and fasteners that he was very pleased with. Timber cladding felt like the obvious choice for Alistair since it is “very tactile, warm and inviting”. Western Red Cedar was the perfect option for Alistair as it provides character, varied colour tones and a pleasing aroma.

No.2 Clear & Better is the second highest grade of Western Red Cedar that Silva Timber supply, Clear Vertical Grain Heart being the highest. While being an extremely high grade of Western Red Cedar, it allows for minor natural variations in appearance. For customers like Alistair, the decision to select a cedar grade lower than Clear Vertical Grain Heart is not to save money. Alistair explains:

"I didn’t select Silva Timber’s highest grade of Western Red Cedar as I wanted some variation in the grain. Some of the Western Red Cedar No.2 Clear & Better boards we received were quite plain and other had an interesting grain pattern. We decided to juxtapose the interesting grain with the less patterned pieces to further accentuate the grain. My favourite piece was placed just above eye level for maximum impact."

This outstanding design has been featured in the Ideal Home magazine. To find out more about Alistair Nicholls, who designs and shoots interiors, visit his website: