Cedar Spanish 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Cedar Spanish 4/4 Lumber

$9.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $9.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $7.49 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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The actual footage you receive will be slightly different from what you order, therefore your final billed amount will be a little different. This is because we hand select your lumber from inventory of various widths and lengths - every board is unique and different in size (except thickness).
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Board Foot Cheat Sheet
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hardwood lumber sizes
Spanish Cedar lumber comes in random widths and lengths, with a uniform thickness.
Here's what you can expect:
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?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this wood.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range.
  • Request special width selection using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form.
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

6' to 14' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock at any given time. But there are some things to know:

No Minimum Purchase
We're easy to buy from! That means we can cut you a short piece(s) from long boards if you want.

Length Shipping Restrictions

Why use Spanish cedar? Take your pick: the consistent reddish gold color, the extraordinary low weight, the ease of machining, or its general good looks. The wood is the traditional choice for the interior of humidors (cigar boxes) because it aids the aging process of cigars. While Spanish cedar is fragrant, the wood also boasts excellent resistance to rot, making it a good choice for outdoor projects.

About Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata)

Weight

2.5

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

568

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

0.4

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

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Spanish Cedar tree grows
Spanish Cedar is an exotic wood from Latin America

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 Spanish Cedar
Color Range
Light red or pinkish orange
the Spanish Cedar 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.
other names for Spanish Cedar
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 Spanish Cedar
Some Typical Uses
Cigar box lining, lead pencils, boat building, pattern work, furniture, doors.

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. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

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
4.9
out of 5
5 (6)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.9
out of 5
5 (6)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
7 Total Reviews
October 22, 2019
5 out of 5
Great wood as usual
Review by  Anonymous 
Order was received promptly via carrier within couple weeks of order.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 19, 2017
5 out of 5
Well done, folks!
Review by  Rizzo from Cascade, CO
I ripped and cut down this cedar for a humidor. I requested minimum dimensions and the piece I received was perfect so I had minimal waste...THANKS!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 6, 2017
5 out of 5
Excellent service and product
Review by  Bogotaone from Denver, CO
I was very pleased to see the wood (Spanish Cedar) they sent. It was one large piece at a reasonable price delivered within a few days or ordering. Ground transportation so I didn't expect it any sooner. I have now finished my first humidor (22" wide x 16" deep x 11" high) and it came out pretty good for the first one. This helped me identify the fixes I needed to make to my saws & router.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
June 23, 2013
5 out of 5
Awesome
Review by  John Bradford Jr from High Point, NC US
Great cusotmer service and awesome selection. All the good looking wood pickers are also great when it comes to supplying what you ask for!
Recommended
June 11, 2013
5 out of 5
Great Stuff
Review by  Mike D from Wickliffe, OH US
Wood was well packed - shipped fast - and arrived in great condition. Very nice and will work great for my project - very good quality.
Recommended
December 17, 2011
4 out of 5
Mostly happy
Review by  P.T.C from Portland, Or USA
The wood is great except it was 3/4" which I didn't know is a finished 4/4 stock. Live and learn! I am very satisfied with the order and billing process. Will most likley order from this company again.
Recommended
7 Total Reviews
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