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''Thuja plicata; Thuja gigantea''; cèdre rouge (Fr.); Rotzeder (Deut.); cedro rosso (It.); cedro dulce (Esp.); tuia-gigante (Port.); stinking cedar; shinglewood; canoe cedar; western red cedar; British Columbia cedar; giant cedar; Pacific red cedar
 
''Thuja plicata; Thuja gigantea''; cèdre rouge (Fr.); Rotzeder (Deut.); cedro rosso (It.); cedro dulce (Esp.); tuia-gigante (Port.); stinking cedar; shinglewood; canoe cedar; western red cedar; British Columbia cedar; giant cedar; Pacific red cedar
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== Personal Risks ==
  
== Other Properties ==
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Inhalation of dust and skin contact may cause allergic reactions.
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
  
 
Color: red brown with yellow streaks.  Rings: distinct. Pores:absent. Grain: faint. Rays: obscure. Soft, lightweight aromatic.
 
Color: red brown with yellow streaks.  Rings: distinct. Pores:absent. Grain: faint. Rays: obscure. Soft, lightweight aromatic.
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== Personal Risks ==
 
 
Inhalation of dust and skin contact may cause allergic reactions.
 
 
== Additional Information ==
 
 
R.King, E.Hartley, "Unusual Fibers Used in Northwest Coast Ethnographic Textiles, Their Preparation & Their Structure", ''Technology & Conservation'', 1/79.
 
  
 
== Additional Images ==
 
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
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* R.King, E.Hartley, "Unusual Fibers Used in Northwest Coast Ethnographic Textiles, Their Preparation &amp; Their Structure", ''Technology &amp; Conservation'', 1/79.
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* Alden Identification Services, Microscopic Wood Identification: [https://wood-identification.com/wood-types/ Link]
  
* External source or communication  Comment: West Coast Lumbermen's Association, Seattle, Wash.: air-ddry weight = 23 pcf
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* West Coast Lumbermen's Association, Seattle, Wash.: air-ddry weight = 23 pcf
  
 
* H.L.Edlin, ''What Wood is That?'', Viking Press, New York, 1969
 
* H.L.Edlin, ''What Wood is That?'', Viking Press, New York, 1969

Revision as of 15:07, 3 September 2020

MFA Acc. #: 1993.576
MFA Acc. #: 17.2214

Description

A large red cedar, Thuja plicata or Thuja gigantea, native to the northwestern United States, Canada, and Alaska. The giant arborvitae, or western red cedar, tree can reach 200 feet in height. It was introduced into England and France in 1853 for lumber and as an ornamental tree. These giant red cedars produce a soft, knot-free, reddish-brown, aromatic lumber. They weather to a silvery gray color and are very resistant to fungi and moisture. Red cedar wood was used by native Americans of the Pacific coast for giant war canoes and totem poles. Additionally fibers prepared from strips of the inner bark were woven into blankets, baskets, mats, and cords by the Haida, Salish, Kwakiutl and Tlingit tribes (King and Hartley 1979). Currently red cedar is used for shingles, poles, fences, tanks, closet liners, and cedar chests.

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)
Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)

Synonyms and Related Terms

Thuja plicata; Thuja gigantea; cèdre rouge (Fr.); Rotzeder (Deut.); cedro rosso (It.); cedro dulce (Esp.); tuia-gigante (Port.); stinking cedar; shinglewood; canoe cedar; western red cedar; British Columbia cedar; giant cedar; Pacific red cedar

Personal Risks

Inhalation of dust and skin contact may cause allergic reactions.

Physical and Chemical Properties

Color: red brown with yellow streaks. Rings: distinct. Pores:absent. Grain: faint. Rays: obscure. Soft, lightweight aromatic.

Density 23 ppcf
Molecular Weight specific gravity = 0.38

Additional Images

Resources and Citations

  • R.King, E.Hartley, "Unusual Fibers Used in Northwest Coast Ethnographic Textiles, Their Preparation & Their Structure", Technology & Conservation, 1/79.
  • Alden Identification Services, Microscopic Wood Identification: Link
  • West Coast Lumbermen's Association, Seattle, Wash.: air-ddry weight = 23 pcf
  • H.L.Edlin, What Wood is That?, Viking Press, New York, 1969
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 808
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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