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4/4 Rough Cut Aromatic Cedar Lumber

Nothing smells better than these cedar wood planks!

This wood is extremely colourful with a large range of colour from reds to violet-browns. The sap wood is a distinctive yellow colour and unlike most sapwoods, it can be found in streaks through the heartwood, not just on the outside of the tree.

Be prepared for a bit of a challenge. There are many knots found in aromatic cedar which can be a challenge. The wood also has a high silica content that will wreak havoc on your edge tools. It glues and finishes well though it is typically left unfinished. 

Unfinished Aromatic Cedar is great for closets, chest and box lining because it keeps the bugs away. It is also quite rot resistant making it perfect for fence posts or outdoor furniture or projects..

Although these boards have been skipped dress to show colour and grain, they will still require some TLC and additional milling. If you would prefer to have the milling done for you - check out our S4S Aromatic Cedar Lumber.

What can you expect?

We will carefully handpick a high quality board for you. We pay close attention to the wood species characteristics so we can send you a board that well represents each wood type. 

  • 15/16" thick
  • 5" wide
  • 24", 36", or 48" long

In order to offer more protective packing for shipping - our lengths are often 1/4" less than sizes listed. Need a longer length? Please email us for a quote.

Rough Cut Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who enjoy working with machinery or hand tools to mill their own boards.

We use this term to describe boards that require additional milling. Rough Cut Lumber have been run through the planer to show the grain however they have not been dressed. You will need to mill both faces and edges. Rough Cut Lumber are available in specific lengths with varying widths.

For example: 4/4 x 6" x 24”

You will receive a board that is just shy of an inch thick, with a width in the range of 5-6”, and is 24” long.


S4S Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who aren’t equipped with the necessary tools to flatten and straighten boards.

The term “surfaced” or "dressed" refers to a piece of wood that has been milled. To achieve the necessary dimensions, we select a larger board to work from. Both faces and edges are then surfaced so you can be assured that the board is flat and straight. These boards are available in specific sizes.

For example: 3/4” x 5-1/4” x 24”

Rough Cut Lumber vs S4S Lumber

Width: 5"
Length: 24"
Original price $15.95 - Original price $26.95
Original price
$15.95 - $26.95
Current price $15.95
Ordering Information

In-Store Pickup: Most orders are completed within 2 business days. We will contact you via email when your order is ready for pickup.

Shipping: Most orders are packaged and ready for shipping within 2 to 3 business days of ordering.

For more information on Shipping & Returns click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Chesley Atkinson (Summerside, CA)
Aromatic Cedar

I was happy with the dimensions of these boards and delivery to the East Coast was great. Very timely and no damage to the package. I used this wood to make a shelf in a bathroom I am renovating. Only complaint is that it wasn’t as “aromatic” as I was hoping. I thought it would smell the whole room up, but doesn’t seem to be the case.

Curtis Saunders (Secaucus, US)
Unusually Dissappointed

I understand risks in buying wood (defects, knots etc) but I didnt expect to be so unlucky with these pieces. I didnt expect the employees to choose these for me, they seem more suited to a scrap sale. I bought them to make a jewelry box for my wife and maybe some small crafts, unfortunately not much of it is even usable what with the pretty sizeable defects (looks like rotten knots on the verge of falling out that will leave massive holes)

So now Im stuck with some pretty expensive scrap wood. Sad because the wood is usually really nice.

Hi Curtis - sorry if we missed the mark on this one. Please send us an email and a pic at and we can see about replacing the material for you.
Thank you!

James Everard (Reno, US)
Aromatic cedar

Awesome lumber. Many times these planks have a lot of knots. Yours were knot free. You may now become my # source for intarsia lumber.