Skip to main content

Western Red Cedar

The most prestigious and luxurious log species for Custom Log Cabin Homes in the world.

Western Red Cedar is unsurpassed in its natural beauty and unique characteristics. It has a pleasant aroma and is resistant to insects. Western Red Cedar retains a natural oil which acts as a preservative, thereby preventing decay.  Western Red Cedar also holds the highest Thermal Value rating relative to all species used in log homes.  With characteristic such as these it’s no wonder why Western Red Cedar is the official tree of British Columbia and is commonly referred to “The Tree of Life”

Approximately 80% of the Custom Handcrafted Scribe Fit Log, Post and Beam Log and Timber Frame Homes we build are built using Western Red Cedar.

Lake Country Log Homes is located in British Columbia, Canada.  This is very the heart of where Western Red Cedar Trees growth so we have the opportunity to hand select each and every Red Cedar Log, making sure it is ideal for the custom home we are handcrafting.  Whether it is a large diameter character log with flare butt, burrows, knots and roots or a standard 14-16” (330 mm to 380 mm) mean diameter log (or anything and any shape in between), we make sure we only use the most Premium Western Red Cedar Logs in our clients’ Dream Home!