Spanish Cedar available at KJP Select Hardwoods in Ottawa, Canada

Spanish Cedar

Rough Cut Lumber

4/4 Rough Cut Spanish Cedar Lumber
From $16.95
8/4 Rough Cut Spanish Cedar Lumber
From $35.25

S4S Lumber

S4S Spanish Cedar Lumber
From $21.95
Dressed Spanish Cedar
From $40.25

Thins

Spanish Cedar Thin
$8.50

Veneer

Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata)

Pricing:



Average

Hardness:

600

Janka

Distribution:



Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Also plantation grown.

Availability:



Moderately Available

Appearance

The heartwood is uniform in colour ranging from light pink to reddish brown. It is common to see pockets of gum or oil within the wood. The grain is unremarkable and bland.

Workability

Spanish Cedar works well with both power and hand tools. It tends to have a fuzzy surface if the tools used are not sharp and may require sanding to higher grits to get a clean surface. The gum and oil pockets can cause finishing a challenge.

Uses

Often used for cigar box liners and humidors, it also gets used for classical guitars and other musical instruments.

Additional Comments

Spanish Cedar is on the CITES Appendix III in many of the countries that grow it. Technically not a cedar at all, it is more closely related to the true mahoganies.

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