Cedar Spanish Lining 1/4" Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Cedar Spanish Lining 1/4" Lumber

$6.99 /Square Feet

1-99 $6.99 /Sq. Ft.
100+ $5.24 /Sq. Ft. (25% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details

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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hardwood lumber sizes
Spanish Cedar lumber comes in random widths and lengths, with a uniform thickness.
Here's what you can expect:
1/4" Thickness

Also known as 1/4".
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to 1/4" actual thickness. May still require you to 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 8" 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

2' to 6' 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.
 
This 1/4" thick material is available as a lining in cigar humidors. The 1/4" thickness lets you take advantage of the humidification properties on the inside of the box while using any other type of wood you want on the outside.

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
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  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 article if you want the full explanation.

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
4.8
out of 5
5 (25)
4 (2)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
96.4%
4.8
out of 5
5 (25)
4 (2)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
96.4%
28 Total Reviews
June 22, 2019
5 out of 5
Exactly what I wanted!
Review by  Jeremy from Okinawa
I received (x3) thin Spanish Cedar boards that I will be using for humidor lining. Out of all of the wood there was only (x1) small knot on one board. Entirely satisfied with this purchase!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 19, 2019
5 out of 5
Spanish Cedar
Review by  Anonymous 
Wood was beautiful and straight. Great value except for shipping costs.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 3, 2018
5 out of 5
Mr. Chip
Review by  Chip from Arizona
Wood was straight, free of cracks, clear and good quality. Had hard to find 1/4" thickness and price was right.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 31, 2016
5 out of 5
Cedar Spanish Lining 1/4"
Review by  Avo from California
Just what I have expected
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 21, 2014
5 out of 5
4-Jan
Review by  Ethan Turk from Baton Rouge, LA USA
Awesome product. Great aroma that all cedar has. Sturdy (for being 1/4"), too.
Recommended
July 19, 2013
5 out of 5
Excellent service
Review by  gene from Portland , TN USA
The cedar was packaged well and arrived in excellent condition. The cedar was of the highest quality and served well as humidor lining. I also appreciate the fast and efficient service personnel at Woodworkers Source
Recommended
28 Total Reviews
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