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Aromatic Red Cedar
(Juniperus virginiana)
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COMMON NAMES:   Aromatic Cedar, Juniper, Eastern Red Cedar

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:   0.44

DENSITY:  

TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT:   4.7%

RADIAL MOVEMENT:   3.1%

VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE:   7.8%

DURABILITY1:   Very good

SOURCE:  Eastern U.S., principally Tennessee area, extending to Eastern Texas.

DESCRIPTION:   Very fine textured and moderately hard for a softwood species. Shapes and carves exceptionally well, but it is brittle and splits easily when nails are driven close to the end of the board. Strong cedar scent. Its volatile extractives may prevent some finishes from curing.


1 Durability refers to a wood's resistance to rotting in wet environments.

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