Sapwood is often very narrow and is white to a pale cream color. Heartwood contains many small knots and is a reddish violet-brown and has streaks and stripes throughout.
Usually straight grained, usually with tight knots present and a fine even texture
Easy to work but can dull cutters, splits easily and should be pre-bored, holds nails well. Excellent gluing properties. Finishes well though it is often left unfinished to preserve aromatic properties.
The oils in cedar result in a distinctive aroma and moth-repelling qualities. Strong stiffness and good stability in service.
closet and chest linings, fence posts, trim, mouldings, millwork, outdoor furniture, and small specialty items.
Interior and Exterior