Atlantic White-Cedar

Name Atlantic White-Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as white cedar, southern white cedar, swamp cedar, chilopsis, and false cypress.
Sources Grows in eastern half of United States.
Appearance Generally straight and even grained with a fine texture. Light brown heartwood tinged with red or pink and nearly white sapwood. Somewhat oily with a characteristic cedary odor.
Physical Props Light, soft, low stiffness, low strength, low shock resistance, poor steam bending, good stability in service and good decay resistance.
Working Props Turns, carves, and generally works well with machine or hand tools. Good screwing and nailing properties. Paints, stains, and finishes fairly well but oily nature may present problems.
Uses Used for poles, posts, fencing, shingles, millwork, boxes, crates, water tanks, boat building, and various other exterior applications.