Cedar

Cedar comes from several different trees known as cedars that grow in different parts of the world, and may have different uses.

Overview

Heartwood reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. Narrow sapwood is pale yellowish white, and isn’t always sharply demarcated from the heartwood.

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Working Properties

Easy to work with either hand or machine tools, though it dents and scratches very easily due to its softness, and can sand unevenly due to the difference in density between the early wood and latewood zones. Glues and finishes well. Iron-based fasteners can stain and discolor the wood, especially in the presence of moisture.

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Main Uses

Used in Shingles, Exterior siding and lumber, Boat building, Boxes, Crates and Musical instruments.

Cladding
Furniture
Pergolas & Fencing
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Features

  • Sawing
    Sawing
  • Drilling
    Drilling
  • Carving
    Carving
  • Screwing
    Screwing
  • Gluing
    Gluing
  • Finishing
    Finishing

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