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CEDAR, SPANISH

CEDAR, SPANISH

Available Size(s): 4/4 thru 12/4 (25mm thru 75mm)

Common Name(s): CEDAR, SPANISH

Scientific Name: Cedrela odorata

Distribution: Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean; also grown on plantations

Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 600 lbf (2,670 N)

Description:

Heartwood is a relatively uniform light pinkish to reddish brown; colors tend to darken with age. Random pockets of gum and natural oils are commonly present. Grain patterning and figure tends to be somewhat bland.Spanish Cedar ranges from durable to moderately durable regarding decay resistance, and is also resistant to termite attack; the wood is also reported to have excellent weathering characteristics. Older, slower-growing trees from the wild tend to produce wood that is more durable than wood from younger, plantation-grown trees.

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