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Western Red Cedar Cap Rail 40 x 140mm

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Clear grade Western Red Cedar cap rail planed smooth on 4 surfaces with eased edges.

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  • 40 x 140 mm
  • Planed smooth on 4 surfaces with eased edges
  • Made from kiln dried clear grade Western Red Cedar
  • Popular North American design for contemporary deck railing
  • PEFC Certified

Popular North American design for contemporary deck railing

Clear grade Western Red Cedar cap rail planed smooth on 4 surfaces with eased edges.

A popular method of constructing deck railing in North America is to attach 40 x 90mm Top/Lower Rails between square newel posts and run a 40 x 140mm Cap Rail across the top of the posts. Square Balusters are attached to the Top/Lower Rails. The top of the baluster butts up to the underside of the Cap Rail and bottom of the balusters can be cut at 45º to give a more finished look.

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Density - 390kg/m3

Hardness - 350lbf

Botanical name - Thuja Plicata

Origin - British Columbia, Canada

Wood Type - Softwood

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Finishing & Protection

It is recommended that a finish is applied to all surfaces, including ends, before installation. The type of coating will be determined by the final finish and appearance desired.

Why Pre-finish?

  • Enhances the natural beauty of wood
  • Ensures a consistent finish
  • Applied in factory conditions
  • Long lasting protection against weathering
  • Simple maintenance routine
  • Reduces onsite labour costs

Sansin Enviro Stains

Easy to apply and maintain, Sansin Enviro-stains deliver outstanding performance. Sansin's range of wood protection products are available in 80 colour tones

What is weathering?

There is a risk involved when leaving wood exposed to the elements. During the weathering process wood can appear unsightly as the material can blacken due to moisture getting into the fibres and pulling out tannins and extractives. Finish protects the wood from moisture absorption and UV degradation.


This product carries Programme for the Endorsement of Forest  Certification  (PEFC)

The PEFC Council is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.

PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Thanks to its  eco-label, customers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests.

Silva Timber meets the requirements for PEFC Chain of Custody within the BM TRADA Certification Limited Scheme for TRADA - Trak chain of custody certification.

Certificate number: BMT-PEFC-0319

Western Red Cedar is the ultimate green building material. It is legally, responsibly and sustainably harvested in the publicly managed forests of British Columbia, Canada. Less than 1% of standing timber is harvested each year.

For each tree harvested, three are replanted to ensure the forests will exist in perpetuity. Western Red Cedar has a low impact on the environment throughout its life cycle. It requires significantly less energy to produce than man-made alternatives and is bio-degradable.


  • FSC
  • PEFC
  • Trada member
  • Responsible purchaser
  • Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
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