Cedar Spanish » Cedrela odorata

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

Character

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
Weight

2.50

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-30.17% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

568

Janka Rating (?)
-55.97% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.40

Specific Gravity (?)
-37.50% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Cedar Spanish:

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak


Cedar Spanish Hardwood Sample
Cedar Spanish Hardwood Sample
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  • Width: Ripped to 3''

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Cedar Spanish Lining 1/4'' Lumber
Cedar Spanish Lining 1/4'' Lumber
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4.792
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  • Width: 4''-8'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$6.99 /Sq. Ft.

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Cedar Spanish 4/4 Lumber
Cedar Spanish 4/4 Lumber
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4.75
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  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$9.99 /Bd. Ft.

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Cedar Spanish 8/4 Lumber
Cedar Spanish 8/4 Lumber
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  • Width: 4''-10'' with the edges still rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (available above with your order).

$10.99 /Bd. Ft.

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Cedar Spanish 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Cedar Spanish 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
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5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

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  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$256.00 /Pack

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Cedar Spanish 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Cedar Spanish 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
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5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$142.00 /Pack

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