Spanish Cedar

Common Names: Spanish Cedar, Cedro

Region: Central and South America, Caribbean

Janka Hardness: 600 lbf

Description: Heartwood is light pinkish to reddish brown, tends to darken with age. Grain figure tends to be bland and pockets of gum and natural oils are commonly present. Grain is straight and shallowly interlocked. Decay and termite resistant with great weathering characteristics. Easy to work with hand and machine tools, although soft and tends to be fuzzy.

Common Uses: Cabinetry, musical instruments, humidors, and boatbuilding.