Spanish Cedar - Cedrela odorata
Spanish Cedar 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 has a distinct, lingering, cedar-like scent; this characteristic of the wood makes it a favorite for cigar boxes. Common uses include veneer, cabinetry, musical instruments, (flamenco and classical guitars), humidors, and boatbuilding.
Origin: Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean; also grown on plantations