The Cedar Family

alaska yellow cedar
alaska yellow cedar
alaska yellow cedar
alaska yellow cedar
alaska yellow cedar
alaska yellow cedar

alaska-cedarAlaskan Yellow Cedar

Scientific Name: Cupressus nootkatensis
Location: Northwest Coast of North America
Dried Weight: 31lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 580lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,310lbf /in2

Alaskan Cedar has a heartwood that is a light yellow color and a sapwood that is a similar whitish/pale yellow color. The color will darken with age and exposure to light. The grain is usually straight and it has a uniform medium to fine texture. The resin canals are absent. It is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and paints, stains, glues, and finishes well.

 

aromatic-red-cedarAromatic Red Cedar

Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana
Location: eastern North America
Dried Weight: 33lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 900lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,020lbf /in2

Aromatic Cedar has a heartwood which is a reddish or violet brown color and a sapwood which is a pale yellow color. The grain is straight, but usually has knots, and it has a very fine even texture. The resin canals are absent. It has excellent resistance to decay and insects. It is easy to work with and glues and stains well.

 

atlantic-white-cedarAtlantic White Cedar

Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis thyoides
Location: Coastal plain regions of Eastern USA
Dried Weight: 24lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 350lbf
Crushing Strength: 4,700lbf /in2

Atlantic Cedar has a heartwood with a light reddish brown color and a narrow sapwood with a pale yellow to almost white color. The grain is straight and it has a fine uniform texture. The resin canals are absent. It is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and paints, stains, glues, and finishes well.

 

australian-red-cedarAustralian Red Cedar

Scientific Name: Toona ciliata
Location: Southern Asia and Australia
Dried Weight: 30lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 700lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,240lbf /in2

Australian Cedar has a heartwood ranging from a pinkish to darker reddish brown color, while the sapwood is a a paler version. The grain is usually straight to slightly interlocked and it has a coarse uneven texture. The wood gives off a good natural lustre. The end grain is semi-ring-porous. It is rated as moderately durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with, but can exude resin which gums up cutters. The wood glues and finishes well.

 

cedar-of-lebanon-sCedar of Lebanon

Scientific Name: Cedrus libani
Location: Mountainous areas of Mediterranean region
Dried Weight: 32lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 820lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,090lbf /in2

Cedar of Lebanon has a heartwood which is a cream to light reddish brown color and a narrow sapwood that is pale yellowish white color. The grain is generally straight and it has a medium to coarse texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The resin canals are absent. It is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well.

 

incense-cedarIncense Cedar

Scientific Name: Calocedrus decurrens
Location: Western North America
Dried Weight: 24lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 470lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,200lbf /in2

Incense Cedar has a heartwood that is light to medium reddish brown color and a sapwood that is light tan to off white in color. The grain is straight and it has a medium to fine uniform texture. The resin canals are absent. It is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and paints, stains, glues, and finishes well.

 

northern-white-cedar-1Northern White Cedar

Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis
Location: Northeastern North America
Dried Weight: 22lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 320lbf
Crushing Strength: 3,960lbf /in2

Northern Cedar has a heartwood that is pale brown or tan in color and a sapwood that is narrow and nearly white in color. The grain is usually straight and it has a fine even grain. The resin canals are absent. The wood is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with, but does possess poor screw holding properties. The wood glues and finishes well.

 

port-orford-cedarPort Orford Cedar

Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Location: Pacific Northwest USA
Dried Weight: 29lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 590lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,080lbf /in2

Port Orford Cedar has a heartwood that is a light yellowish brown in color and a sapwood that is a pale yellow brown to almost white color. The grain is straight and it has a uniform medium to fine texture. The resin canals are absent. It is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and paints, stains, glues, and finishes well.

 

southern redcedarSouthern Red Cedar

Scientific Name: Juniperus silicicola
Location: Southeastern USA
Dried Weight: 32lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 610lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,570lbf /in2

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spanish-cedarSpanish Cedar

Scientific Name: Cedrela odorata
Location: Central and South America
Dried Weight: 29lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 600lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,860lbf /in2

Spanish Cedar has a heartwood which is ligh pinkish to reddish brown in color. The color will darken with age. The grain is straight and it has a medium texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain ranges from ring-porous to diffuse-porous. It is rated as durable to moderately durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with but it does have natural gum packets that can remain wet and ooze out onto surrounding surfaces. This makes the wood a challenge when sanding.

 

western-red-cedarWestern Red Cedar

Scientific Name: Thuja plicata
Location: Pacific Northwest USA and Canada
Dried Weight: 23lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 350lbf
Crushing Strength: 4,560lbf /in2

Western Redcedar has a reddish to pinkish brown color. It has a straight grain and a medium to coarse texture. The resin canals are absent. It is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. The wood is easy to work with and glues and finishes well. Staining can be challenging.

 

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