Where to buy
Siding

Siding Resources

Introduction
Siding Home
Siding Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Siding Grades
Siding Profiles
Bevel
Board & Batten
Tongue & Groove
Lap or Channel
Western Red Cedar Trim Boards
Western Red Cedar Shingle Panels
Siding Calculator
Build & Install
Preparation
Pre-Building
DuPont Tyvek DrainWrap
Installation
General Installation
Installing Profiles
Bevel
Board & Batten
Tongue & Groove
Lap or Channel
Trim Boards
Shingle Panels
Finish & Maintain
Choosing a Finish
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Decking

Decking Resources

Introduction
Decking Home
Decking Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Planning
Decking Grades
Span Tables
Decking Calculator
Deck Projects
Roof Deck
Raised Deck
Ground Level Deck
Uphill Sloping Lot Deck
Build & Install
Fasteners
Stairs & Railings
Finish & Maintain
Choosing a Finish
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Outdoor

Outdoor Resources

Introduction
Outdoor Home
Outdoor Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Real Cedar Free DIY Project Plans
Pre-Built Kits
Design Tips
Build & Install
Project Preparation
Fasteners
Fence Construction
Western Red Cedar Fence Specifications
Pre-Built Fence Panels
Finish & Maintain
Choosing a Finish
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Indoor

Indoor Resources

Introduction
Indoor Home
Indoor Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Cedar Saunas
Traditional Saunas
Infrared Cedar Saunas
Design Tips
Build & Install
Tongue & Groove Paneling
Doors & Windows
Blinds & Shutters
Preparation
Finish & Maintain
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Timbers

Timbers Resources

Introduction
Timbers Home
Timbers Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Grades & Specifications
Build & Install
Preparation
Installation
Finish & Maintain
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Membership

Information
Membership Home
Why Become a Member?
Membership Levels
Membership Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions
Join the WRCLA!
Member Support
Our Members
Executive Members
Retailers
Partners
Tertiary Manufacturers
Certified Cedar Distributors
Certified Cedar Distributors - USA
Certified Cedar Distributor - Canada
International Associates
About Us

About Real Cedar

The WRCLA
About Us
Our Mission
WRCLA Events
Contact Us
Gallery
Videos
Blog
Resources
For Architects
Member Login

Architectural Project Of The Week: Sliding Doors

western red cedar sliding doors

Photographer: Murray Fredericks

Architect: CplusC Architectural Workshop

Photographer: Murray Fredericks & Michael Lassman

This  fun, lively addition to an existing Californian bungalow in New South Wales, Australia, was designed to create more functional space for a young family while welcoming in the natural daylight.

CplusC Architectural Workshop was approached by their client to design an addition to their existing house in order accommodate their growing family and changing needs. The rear of the property was well positioned to accommodate new living spaces while providing a more dynamic connection to the back yard for supervision of small children, and for entertaining friends and family.

indoor outdoor space with western red cedar

Photographer: Murray Fredericks

Two oversized Western Red Cedar sliding doors on the rear façade allow maximum flexibility of the new living spaces. The doors can completely close off the living room during winter, while allowing light to filter in, and can also be positioned so that the living room opens unobstructed to the rear yard in warmer conditions. A mix of opaque, clear and frosted glass louvres allow the family to control air, light and privacy.   

Because the clients intend on teaching their kids about food production and gardening, an herb garden covers the wall of the external courtyard and provides a visual link to the kitchen that enriches the experience of food preparation. Glimpses of the herb garden can be seen in the mirrored backsplash in the kitchen.

western red cedar exterior herb garden

Photographer: Michael Lassman

The new addition makes use of materials commonly found in local construction such as timber, recycled brick, glass and concrete. The high ceilings are timber lined, to ensure the space feels warm and inviting even in the large rooms. Western Red Cedar was used throughout the project; for the window and door frames, the external timber cladding and internal cladding & ceiling lining. “We used Western Red Cedar because of its sustainability qualities, warm tones, and adaptability for many situations” says the architect, “Its thermal properties make it a great material for all these uses, and as a natural material it ensures the project will age gracefully, never to go out of style.”

western red cedar interior paneling

Photographer: Murray Fredericks

Grade: A Clear

Size: 127mm x 18mm

Fastening: Stainless steel concealed fixing

Applied Finish: Rustic gold oil

Sign up for the Real Cedar Newsletter

Want featured projects and architect news to your inbox? Sign Up Now