Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterAromatic 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 RangeLight red with streaks of creamy white.
Other NamesEastern red cedar, Juniper, Red juniper, Red cedar, Virginia pencil cedar
Some Typical UsesLinen and blanket chests, pencils, boxes. Carves and whittles nicely.
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
2.75lbs /Bd. Ft.
900Janka Rating (?)
0.47Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Aromatic Cedar:
Ease of Finishing