Eastern Redcedar

Name Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as juniper, red juniper, eastern juniper, redcedar, savin, and pencil cedar.
Sources Grows in eastern half of North America.
Appearance Straight and even grained with a fine uniform texture. Creamy white sapwood and light reddish or purplish heartwood that ages to a darker red or reddish brown. Often contains numerous knots.
Physical Props Moderately heavy, hard, and strong with low stiffness, very high decay resistance and good stability in service.
Working Props Works easily with hand or machine tools and is ideal for carving or whittling. Small, hard knots can sometimes be troublesome when planing. Glues satisfactorily. Takes a beautiful natural finish.
Uses Used previously for pencils but primary use today is fenceposts. Other uses include chests, closet lining, novelties, buckets, shingles, boat building, and other exterior applications.