Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterStraight-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 RangeLight red or pinkish orange
Other NamesBrazilian 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
Some Typical UsesCigar box lining, lead pencils, boat building, pattern work, furniture, doors.
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 Latin America
2.5lbs /Bd. Ft.
568Janka Rating (?)
0.4Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Cedar Spanish:
Ease of Finishing