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|DESCRIPTION||Cedar is red in color and the thin sapwood is nearly white. The grain is very fine and even except for knots. It has a delicate fragrance.
Average Weight is 2.5 lbs per bf
|BOTANICAL NAME||Juniperus Virginiana|
|OTHER NAMES||Incense Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Southern Red Juniper, Savin, Pencil Cedar, Pencil Juniper|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||This medium density wood has low bending and resistance to shock loads, low stiffness and medium crushing strength. It also has a medium steam bending classification.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||It is easy to work with hand and power tools and can be planed to a very smooth finish. Nailed, screwed and glued joints hold perfectly, and it can be stained, polished or painted and holds hard enamels.|
|DURABILITY||Non-durable, the sapwood is prone to attack by the common furniture beetle. It is moderately resistant to preservative treatment and the sapwood is permeable.|
|SEASONING||Kiln dries easily and well with no risk of checking or warping, and air dries with little degradation. Small movement in service.|
|USES||Chests, furniture, shingles, boat building, and|
|COMMENTS||The smell of cedar is quite pleasant and gives any room an old world feeling.|