Raw Material and Production
Clear All-heart Vertical Grain (known as CVG) is the very best grade of Western Red Cedar available. It is produced exclusively from the heartwood of the tree by slicing the log perpendicular to the growth rings to produce very narrow straight lines on the surface. It is produced using only the highest quality wood fibre, so you can be assured that you are buying the very best CVG Western Red Cedar, grown in the British Columbia coastal region.CVG is prized for its beautiful fine-grained appearance and dimensional stability. Another benefit of vertical grain wood is that it accepts and retains a finish better than flat grain, so the finish will have a more consistent appearance and will last longer.
These boards are produced for Silva by Terminal Forest Products, a Canadian primary sawmill and manufacturer with an unparalleled international reputation for superior Western Red Cedar products.
Terminal’s fastidious approach to quality control means that production quality of these boards is exceptional. The material far exceeds the NLGA grading standards for CVG.
This product is available exclusively in the UK through Silva. It is sustainably sourced from well managed forests and supplied with full PEFC chain of custody certification.
Width / Lengths
Western Red Cedar boards are currently available in the following size and length:
These Western Red Cedar boards are produced from virtually knot free British Columbia coastal grown Western Red Cedar to meet the NLGA grade ‘Clear All-heart Vertical Grain’. The quality of this material exceeds the grading standard.
Boards are kiln dried to a moisture content of 16-18% (+/-2%), the optimal moisture content for external cladding in the UK. Among its many benefits over air drying, the kiln drying process enables the boards to dry uniformly to achieve optimum dimensional stability. It also enables immediate application of coatings and minimises site acclimatisation. For more information on the benefits of kiln dried timber click here.
Surface Texture and Profile
These boards are planed smooth on one side and two edges with a SAWtex® textured surface on the other face. They have a 1.6mm radius on the corners.
Silva Timber: A Leading Importer of Western Red Cedar
Silva is one of the UK’s largest importers of Western Red Cedar. With direct links to some of the biggest and best primary sawmills of Western Canada we can offer a wide range of Western Red Cedar products in large volumes as well as smaller orders. If you are a manufacturer or reseller then talk to us about your Western Red Cedar requirement.