Cedar Shingles

Cedar Shingles

Cedar Shingles Alternate Text
Species Name

Western Red Cedar, Thuja plicata

Other Names

Red Cedar

Country of Origin


Mainly used for
Exterior joinery
Roof shingles & shakes
Interior joinery
Window blinds & shutters
Hot tubs & spa pools

Shingles and shakes are generally produced from either Western Red Cedar or Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Shingles are usually 450mm in length, bandsawn with a taper, while shakes are normally 600mm in length, hand split on one face with a bandsawn taper on the other.

Rosenfeld Kidson stocks the highest grade of Western Red Cedar shingles, No. 1 Blue Label, which are all heart and kiln-dried, suitable for wall and roof applications.  We stock both untreated and CCA (H3.2) treated for greater durability (drinking water should not be collected from CCA treated roofs).  We also stock No. 2 Red Label shingles untreated, suitable for landscape features and the like, where water proofing is not a consideration.

Shingles are sold by the ‘bundle’, which covers approximately 2.2m2 on a roof with a pitch steeper than 1:3 allowing approximately 150mm (one third) exposure and where water proofing is required.  We can provide more accurate calculations tailored to individual situations and we would be pleased to quote your requirements for either shingles or shakes.

Exterior Timbers Options