Cedar – Aromatic
A firm & stable hardwood, Aromatic Red Cedar is renowned for its durability, resistance to both rot and insects, and its wonderful, fresh, natural fragrance. With is bright pinkish red colors contrasting with a light, pale yellow base, the wood is rarely ever stained or painted. Another aesthetic trademark is the typical scores of knots which decorate its two-toned surface.
The wood is fine grained, although knots and silica content can complicate what is otherwise a fairly cooperative set of working properties. It glues and finishes well, although it is very common to leave this wood unfinished so not to squelch its antiseptic aroma.
This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (reported by the IUCN to be a “species of least concern”).
Why We Love This Wood
This is a very popular wood for storing precious articles of clothing and personal effects, and any applications where its fragrance can offset more odiferously offensive items (such as shoes). Trees are quite adaptable despite a typically slow growth rate and the species is capable of growing in a variety of climates and soil conditions. (Typically, a warmer climate yields faster growth.) Rarely do trees exceed 50 feet in height at full maturity, although if left undisturbed they have been known to reach levels of 90 to 100 feet. Wide boards are seldom found; just as is finding a clear, knot-free piece!
A Popular Choice in
|Main Color Group||Yellow / Pink|
|Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3||33|
|Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3||530|
|Janka Hardness - LBF||900|
|Janka Hardness - N||4000|