South American Cedar


Name South American Cedar (Cedrela spp.)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Includes Brazilian cedar, Peruvian cedar, cedro, Honduras cedar, Mexican cedar, and Tabasco cedar. Not a true cedar.
Sources Grows in Central and South America.
Appearance Straight grained, or sometimes interlocked grain with a coarse texture and reddish brown heartwood.
Physical Props Moderately heavy with low to moderate strength and stiffness depending on species. Stable in service. Heartwood is very decay resistant.
Working Props Works, glues, screw, nails and finishes well, although gum exudation may occur.
Uses Used for fine furniture and cabinetry, chests, decks, ship building, cigar boxes, organ sound boards, construction, plwyood, and decorative veneers.