Cedar Spanish // Cedrela odorata

Cedar Spanish lumber wood, Cedrela odorata lumber for woodworking
"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.
Cedar Spanish grows in Latin America
map of where Cedar Spanish grows
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