History and Applications

Because of its durability, resistance to acid, stability and workability, Alaska Yellow Cedar has a wide variety of uses. Indians along the northwest coast of North America carved canoes from AYC and the Japanese used the wood to build temples because of its durability and resistance to termites. Today, due to the natural decay-resistant properties, the primary use for Yellow Cedar in Japan is for sill plates called dodai. Yellow Cedar is strong, fine-grained, and naturally insect resisant making it a popular choice for woodwork, decking, and exposed beam applications.

Alaska Yellow Cedar Glulam

A Green Alternative to Treated Wood

Rosboro Alaska Yellow Cedar Glulam Many designers are looking for a suitable alternative to treated wood. Alaska Yellow Cedar glulam is ideal for many above-ground applications such as deck beams and girders, trellises, porches, and balconies. This species is available in long lengths and a wide range of section sizes. Cedar glulam is manufactured with the same high quality water resistant glue that has been used in the industry for decades. The wood is fine in texture with a straight grain and uniform yellow coloring and have a natural resistance to decay and insects. Alaskan Yellow Cedar products can be ordered curved or fabricated.


Rosboro offers many appearances including Architectural, Industrial, Premium, and Framing. This glulam species can also be specified with a rough sawn texture. For more information, on Appearances and Textures click here.

Available Sizes

  • Widths: 3-1/8", 5-1/8", 6-3/4", 8-3/4", 10-3/4",12-1/4", 14-1/4"
  • Length to 100 feet


The natural oil in Yellow Cedar makes paint adhesion difficult therefore painting is not recommended.

Alaska Yellow Cedar (AYC)

EWS Combination Balanced or Unbalanced Species Tension
Fb (psi)
Fb (psi)
Horizontal Shear
Fv (psi)
MOE 106
20F-V12 Unbalanced AYC 2000 1400 265 1.5
20F-V13 Balanced AYC 2000 2000 265 1.5