Spanish Cedar


Common Names
Spanish Cedar
Scientific Name
Cedrela odorata
Central and South America
Spanish Cedar heartwood ranges from light pinkish-brown to reddish-brown, often with darker streaks. The wood has a straight to interlocked grain with a fine to medium texture.
Avg. Dried Weight
25-35 lbs/ft3 (400-560 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
600 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
9,350 lbf/in2 (64.4 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
1,230,000 lbf/in2 (8.5 GPa)
Crushing Strength
5,420 lbf/in2 (37.4 MPa)
Radial: 3.4%, Tangential: 5.7%, Volumetric: 9.1%, T/R Ratio: 1.7
Rated as moderately durable; resistant to termite attacks.
Spanish Cedar wood is generally easy to work with both hand and machine tools. It has good nailing and screwing properties. The wood finishes well and can be polished to a smooth surface. It has good dimensional stability and is resistant to warping.

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