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.

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‚ÄčOrigin:   Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean; also grown on plantations

Janka Hardness: 600 lbf (2,670 N)

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