Spanish Cedar, also called Cedro(scientific name: Cedrelaodorata), has a heartwood of light pink to red-brown color. Pockets of natural oils and gum are to be expected. Its texture is medium, luster is moderate and grain is straight or slightly interlocked.
Spanish Cedaris commonly found in the Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is rated durable to moderately durable for decay, and is resistant to termite attack.
Janka Hardness :
2,670 N(600 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
470 kg/m3(29 lbs/ft3)
Easy to work with hand tools and machine tools. Softness and low density can cause fuzzy surface during machining. For a smooth surface use sharp cutters and additional fine-grit sanding. Finishing is difficult as natural pockets of gum remain wet or ooze, causing cutting blades to gum up and clog.