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