Western Red Cedar Prices Keep climbing
This episode I catch up on some questions submitted via email covering a range of topics from green and air dried timbers, checking timbers, and even planting your own grove of trees. But my perhaps click bait title refers to a particular question about finding a replacement for Western Red Cedar since the prices on the material keep rising. Add to that the ongoing supply chain issues, closing Canadian sawmills, and tariffs on Canadian woods and the need to find a replacement species is getting desperate. So sticking to my tried and true "what do you need it for" methodology, I talk about some possible replacements for Western Red Cedar for some different applications.
Matthew shares an article about Australian foresters who after decades of business are strongly considering closing down with the ban on local logging across the country.
- A nano tech solution to deter beetles from eating the trees
- Chinese furniture could be laundered illegal lumber
- Garrett asks about felling trees but not sawing and timber framing with them until a year later and how they will fare from green to air dried in terms on workability.
- Bryce asks about selling green timbers when they are supposed to be used for exterior construction.
- Jonathan asks about a replacement for Western Red Cedar for strip canoe building as the prices have begun to climb out of reasonable ranges.
- Gene is moving to a property with some land and asks about planting his own grove of Walnut trees.