Western Red vs. Port Orford Cedar
Should I choose Western Red or Port Orford Cedar?
Here are some things to consider:
Western Red Cedar (Click here to see sample)
- Each board is 5 1/4" wide x 5/8" thick (thicker, heavier and wider)
- Tends to be a bit redder/warmer, producing a more subtle and natural image
- Larger, bolder knots and grains
- Gaps between boards are approximately 1/4"
- Ideal for scenery, wildlife, architectural images
- Available in larger sizes
Port Orford Cedar (Click here to see sample)
- Each board is 3 1/2" wide x 1/4" thick. (thinner, lighter and smaller)
- Whiter in color than Western Red Cedar, producing a brighter/higher contrast image
- Smaller knots and grains
- Gaps between boards are very small at 1/16" or less.
- Ideal for people, scenery, wildlife and architectural images
- Only available in smaller sizes
* Remember, no matter which cedar you choose all boards will have their own unique color, knots and grains... making your art piece one-of-a-kind.