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Cedar Spanish (Botanical: Cedrela odorata)

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Cedar Spanish By The Numbers:

2.50
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
-30.17% lighter than red oak
568
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
-55.97% softer than red oak
0.40
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-37.50% less dense than red oak

Cedar Spanish Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Cedar Spanish Wood Characteristics

Straight-grained, wavy, curly and mottled grain. Soft with a moderately coarse texture. Easy on tools and cutters, but the low density and softness make it prone to splintering. Resembles mahogany at first glance. Milled Spanish cedar also contains an uncontrollable resin that seeps onto the surface.
color of Cedar Spanish

Color Range

Light red or pinkish orange
other names for Cedar Spanish

Other Names

Brazilian cedar, British Guiana cedar, British Honduras cedar, Cedar, Cedre rouge, Cedro, Cedro oloroso, Cedro red, Central American cedar, Cigar box cedar, Epi, Guyana cedar, Honduras cedar, Jamaican cedar, Kapere, Mexican cedar
uses for Cedar Spanish

Some Typical Uses

Cigar box lining, lead pencils, boat building, pattern work, furniture, doors.
the Cedar Spanish tree

What's the Tree Like?

May reach 100 feet in height with a buttressed trunk up to 72'' in diameter. Bole may be 40-60 feet. The Cedar Spanish tree grows in Central and South Americas
map of where this wood grows

Cedar Spanish Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

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$5.99 /Square Feet
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  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
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