Aromatic Cedar, also called Aromatic Red Cedar and Eastern Red Cedar (scientific name: Juniperusvirginiana), has a heartwood of violet-brown or reddish color. Sapwood is pale yellow in color and may appear in heartwood as streaks/stripes. Its texture is very fine, has straight grain with knots.

Aromatic Red Cedar is found in eastern North America. It has excellent resistance to insect attack and decay.

Janka Hardness :
4,000 N(900 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :
530 kg/m3(33 lbs/ft3)

Workability :
Easy to work with, unless there is a presence of knots and irregularities. Lumber has high silica content which dulls cutting tools. It is good with glues and finishes well.

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Pricing / Availability

Aromatic Cedar is generally available in two variants; the knotty, smaller and narrower boards and as bigger, clear and thicker boards. The knotty variant is widely available at affordable rates but the clear variant is more difficult to find.

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Sustainability

It is not mentioned on the IUCN’s Red List and in the CITES Appendices.

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Common Uses / Applications

It is used in building furniture, birdhouses, treehouses, in linings of closets and chests and also in small specialty wood items.

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