Also Known As:
Where It's From:
Red Cedar (Juniper Virginiana) or Fragrant/Aromatic Red Cedar, is native to Eastern North America.
Why It's Special:
Though Red Cedar is widely distributed throughout the Eastern part of the United States, it is a very slow-growing species, and most trees harvested tend to be fairly small in diameter. It’s difficult to find large Cedar trees, even though they are native to this area, so Urban Specialty Woods is always on the look out for some nice, large logs.
How It Works:
The grain is straight and usually has knots present. It has a very fine, even texture.
Its heartwood tends to be reddish or violet-brown. Sapwood is a pale yellow and can be appear throughout the heartwood as streaks and stripes.
Uses include chests, linings in closets, tables, outside fence posts, outside furniture, and jewelry boxes.