Aromatic Cedar » Juniperus virginiana

Why Aromatic Cedar?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Aromatic Red Cedar boards tend to be knotty and narrow because this is a very slow-growing species, and most trees harvested tend to be fairly small in diameter. The wood is soft with a fine, even texture. Very knotty with distinctive cedar aroma. Soft, easy to work but knots may present some difficulties. Easy to finish.
color of Aromatic Cedar

Color Range

Light red with streaks of creamy white.
other names for Aromatic Cedar

Other Names

Eastern red cedar, Juniper, Red juniper, Red cedar, Virginia pencil cedar
uses for Aromatic Cedar

Some Typical Uses

Linen and blanket chests, pencils, boxes. Carves and whittles nicely.
the Aromatic Cedar tree

What's the Tree Like?

Reaches a height of 40-60 feet with a buttress trunk which may often be angled with a diameter up to 24". The Aromatic Cedar tree grows in North America
map of where this wood grows
Weight

2.75

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-23.18% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

900

Janka Rating
-30.23% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.47

Specific Gravity
-26.56% less dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Aromatic Cedar:

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak


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