Cedar Aromatic 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Cedar Aromatic 4/4 Lumber

$5.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $5.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $4.49 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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  1. Enter your finished dimensions
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  3. Repeat for as many sizes as you need
  4. Add to cart when you're ready
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Aromatic Cedar lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 5" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

6' to 12' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. We always try to ship the longest possible lengths, but to make it easier on you and us, request length ranges in the order form.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible, depending on the quantity you order and what we have available at that time. But 7' is the longest length we can reasonably ship by UPS & FedEx
8' to 12' long is possible
8' and longer can be shipped truck freight, but this method is usually economical only for shipments that are at least 350 lbs (approx 100 board feet); Please contact us if you have questions.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

How Lumber Ordering Works

1

Decide how much you need in Board Feet. Best way to get help with this is to use our Project Planner worksheet

2

Consider how much extra you want for arranging grain or color, fixing mistakes, testing cut set ups or finishes.

3

Choose your size requirements, if you have any, in the order form.

Soft, straight-grained with a fine, even texture. Very knotty with distinctive cedar aroma. Soft, easy to work but knots may present some difficulties. Easy to finish.

About Aromatic Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

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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)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Aromatic Cedar tree grows
Aromatic Cedar is a domestic wood from North America

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.
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".
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.

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.5
out of 5
5 (19)
4 (3)
3 (3)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.5
out of 5
5 (19)
4 (3)
3 (3)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
26 Total Reviews
October 21, 2020
5 out of 5
Aromatic cedar
Review by  Luc from
Nice planks. Just what I was looking for.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
June 20, 2020
5 out of 5
outstanding quality
Review by  Big Dog from ID
The aromatic red cedar I received was really outstanding quality So far above my expectation Pulling out each board gave me a thrill because of the beautiful wood with few defects Couldn't be happier
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 3, 2020
4 out of 5
Good Lumber
Review by  Anonymous 
Received three boards with some good rift and quarter grain for cutting parts. Quality was good except one board had a check in the middle of it that ran over half the board length. Luckily I could work around it with part sizes needed, but if I needed more 4” or wider parts I would have been in trouble
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 17, 2020
4 out of 5
Cedar Aromatic 4/4 Lumber
Review by  John from
Top notch lumber
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 2, 2019
4 out of 5
Blanket chest
Review by  Anonymous 
Recieved 51 board foot only one board was cracked a bit much but with a little math and creativity that board was as nice as the rest
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 9, 2019
2 out of 5
Cedar
Review by  Anonymous 
Board had a crack in the middle, but it can be worked around
Verified Buyer
Recommended
26 Total Reviews
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Lumber Grades Explained
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3 Steps To Figure Out How Much Lumber You Need
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