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Grain Pattern

Cedar (Malawian)

Cedar (Malawian)
Cedar (Malawian)
Product Code: Cedar (Malawian)
Availability: In Stock
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Botanical name: Widdringtonia whytei

Family: Cupressaceae

Distribution: Mount Mlanje, Malawi

Planes easily, only challenge is in finishing, as the natural oils tend to inhibit drying of finish. Can be overcome by sealing with lacquer first.

Description and uses:
Also called Mlanje Cedar. Identical to our own Clanwilliam Cedar from the Cedarberg, and also under threat. Not allowed to be harvested except under strict control. We are lucky to have obtained our legally sawn stock some years ago. A lovely timber to work with, but difficult to finish, due to the natural oils it contains. A feature of the planks is the names scratched on in charcoal by the workers who carry the planks down the mountain. Planks are cut just the right dimensions for one man to carry unassisted, and they obviously have an immense pride in their work. We are privileged to be able to offer this wood, while stocks last.

Applications Furniture,Outdoor
Colour Light Brown
Grain Pattern Even
Workability Medium

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