||True Cedar (Cedrus spp.)
||Includes cedar of Lebanon, Atlantic cedar, Atlas cedar, and deodar cedar.
||Grows in northern Africa, middle East, and India. Includes cedar of Lebanon, Atlantic cedar, Atlas cedar, and deodar cedar.
||Generally straight grained although Atlantic and Lebanon cedars often knotty. Fine textured. Light brown resinous heartwood and pale colored sapwood.
||Medium weight, low shock resistance and stiffness, and generally low strength properties. Stable in service. Decay resistant heartwood.
||Works fairly well with hand or machine tools although knots and in-grown bark can be troublesome. Holds screws and nails well and polishes to a nice finish.
||Higher grades used for furniture, cabinetry, doors, and interior joinery. Lesser grades used for house and bridge construction, paving blocks, and outdoor furniture. Other uses include paneling and decorative veneers.