Aromatic Cedar


Common Names
Aromatic Cedar
Scientific Name
Juniperus virginiana
North America
Aromatic Cedar heartwood is reddish to dark brown, often with knots and streaks of lighter color. It has a straight grain pattern and a fine to medium texture. The wood has a distinct aromatic scent.
Avg. Dried Weight
33 lbs/ft3 (530 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
900 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
7,830 lbf/in2 (54.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
1,260,000 lbf/in2 (8.69 GPa)
Crushing Strength
4,580 lbf/in2 (31.6 MPa)
Radial: 2.5%, Tangential: 5.0%, Volumetric: 6.9%, T/R Ratio: 2.0
Rated as decay-resistant and insect-repellent.
Aromatic Cedar wood is easy to work with. It cuts, machines, and sands well. It has good dimensional stability and holds nails and screws satisfactorily. It finishes smoothly, and its natural oils contribute to its resistance to decay and insect attacks.

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