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  CEDAR-Wood and Trees
  Cedar Tree


Cedrela Odorata
Softwood

The Trees:

Cedar trees are coniferous trees closely related to firs. Varieties are found in Asia and the Mediterranean.

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata ) is in fact not part of the cedar family, but an arborvitae in the thuja family. It is found on the West Coast of North America and Canada.

Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata) is from South and Central America is a tropical wood.

 


Cedar Wood

The Wood:

All cedars including Red Cedar and Spanish Cedar are aromatic and rot resistant. The wood is soft and open grained, light red to cream in color. The wood is used for outdoor purposes, and to line closets, boxes and chests due to its insect repellant qualities.

 

 


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