Atlantic White Cedar – chamaecyparis thyoides
Atlantic White Cedar grows slow and strong
It grows in swampy areas and has almost white, thin sapwood and tan heartwood with small knots.
It grows from Maine down to Florida and west to Louisiana, reaching inland a couple of hundred miles. Its wetlands growth area explains an amazing resistance to insects, rot, decay and weather.
Wood with history and mystery
White Cedar was prized by natives for medicine and canoe-making for thousands of years. Its cousin, the Northern White Cedar, is also called Arborvitae (Tree of Life).
Used in architectural design for centuries, it weathers to an iconic silvery gray when left unfinished. Atlantic White Cedar is light yet strong, and mills well in custom profiles that can distinguish a project.
From classic clapboard to smooth tongue and groove and more, Atlantic White Cedar offers a lot to designers in beauty and strength.
White Cedar is resistant
Thanks to the natural weather resistance of AWC, siding volumes can change to create intriguing surfaces that maintain the envelope’s integrity.
The siding on this Brooklyn home has a unique look created by Barker Freeman Design Office. Their principal architect has worked with us since last century on a range of beautiful projects that stand out.
Think about what you could develop for a distinct look and talk to us about your ideas. We’re happy to listen and to help you achieve your vision. Give a call.
A favorite wood of architects
These are creations and renovations from architects that love the wood and the ability to create large and smaller expanse with different forms and finishes.
Our design clients have put Atlantic White Cedar siding by the sea, on the river, in the desert and around the city. For both residential and institutional, white cedar delivers quality.