Aromatic Cedar: Domestic Hardwood
Aromatic Cedar is classified as a domestic wood and is sometimes referred to as Eastern Red Cedar, Southern Red Juniper, Incense Cedar, Savin, Pencil Cedar, or Pencil Juniper.
Aromatic Cedar has varying shades of red color; however, thin sapwood can be nearly white. Except for the knots, the grain is very fine, even, and has a delicate fragrance to it.
It is commonly used for making chests, furniture, shingles, quality fencing, and boat building. It is also easy to work with, and it can be planed to have a very smooth finish. The joints hold well when screwed, glued, or nailed together. It can also be painted, holds hard enamels, and can be stained and polished.
Aromatic Cedar has a Janka hardness of 900.
|Origin of Wood Type||Eastern U.S.|
|Botanical Name||Juniperus Virginiana|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||3 pounds|
|Color Range||Red heartwood and white sapwood|
|Rarity / Availability||Commonly available|
|Typical Avg. Width||4 – 8 inches wide|
|Typical Avg. Length||6 – 12 feet long|
|Avg. Waste Factor||.25 unless color and clarity are desired|
|Wood Uses||Blanket Chests, Drawer Linings, and Furniture Lumber|
|Lumber Grades||Typically sold 2 common or better|
|Other Trade Names||Aromatic Cedar, Red Cedar, and Eastern Red Cedar|