Aromatic Red Cedar

“Juniperus virginiana”, Aromatic Red Cedar has a reddish or violet-brown heartwood with yellow sapwood that can appear in streaks and stripes within the heartwood. Aromatic Red Cedar is commonly used in closets and chests to repel moths and other insects due to its aromatic and distinct scent.

From: Typically found in the Eastern United States in states such as Kentucky & Tennessee. It is also known to be found in California
Use: Cedar chests, closet linings, siding, fence posts

Availability: Predominately found in 4/4 thickness.

Aromatic Red Cedar Hardwood Lumber Grading & Pricing: Aromatic Red Cedar is usually sawn in a FLAT grade- log run and is considered to have a moderate hardwood price point.

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Relative Working Properties:
Machining Resistance to
Splitting in Nailing
Resistance to
Splitting in Screwing
Easy Good Good Good
Physical Properties:
Specific Gravity (12% M.C.) Average Shipping Weight kilograms (kg) per cubic metre (m3) Air Dry Average Volumetric Shrinkage (oven dry % of Green) Modulus of Rupture (Kilopascals) Modulus of Elasticity (Megapascals) Side Hardness (Newtons)
0.53 530 7.8 60,700 6,070 4,000


Shipping Weight Janka Hardness
2.5 lbs/bft dry 900 lbs @ 12% M.C.
North American Species