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Spanish Cedar by the Piece

Item #: 65341

Regular Price: $23.99

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Overview

Spanish Cedar is a lightweight, easily worked relative of Mahogany. Most widely known for its use in cigar boxes, it holds in moisture to create a natural humidor, and imparts its pleasant aroma to cigars. These thin boards are ideal for cigar boxes as well as any other decorative boxes. They are machined S4S to 1/4" thickness, eliminating wear and tear on your planer. You won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are also ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!

Pieces measure 1/4" x 5" x 48" 

Features:

  • Tree: Cedrela trees may attain heights of 100 feet or more. The buttressed trees usually have trunks with diameters of 36 to 72 inches.
  • Sapwood Color: The sapwood is pale and not sharply differentiated from the heartwood.
  • Heartwood Color: Usually ranges from pale pinkish-brown to dark reddish-brown, darkening upon exposure.
  • Grain: Generally straight or slightly interlocked.
  • Texture: Moderately coarse.
  • Luster: Varies from lustrous to very lustrous.
  • Odor: Natural oils in the wood give off a distinctive fragrance.
  • Movement: Dimensionally stable. Holds its shape very well after seasoning.
  • Natural Durability: Heartwood has high natural resistance to decay. The sapwood is vulnerable to attack by powder-post beetles. Moderate to high resistance to termites.
  • Working characteristics: Easily worked with both hand tools and machines.
  • Strength Properties: Medium bending strength, much weaker than White oak or Teak. Resistance to compression parallel to grain is low. Surfaces may dent or scratch easily since the wood is soft. Weight and density are about average. Relative to weight, strength properties are generally high.

Tech Spec

Weight (lbs) 1.0000
Length 48"
Thickness 1/4"
Width 5"
Species Spanish Cedar

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Excellent Quality

Ed Posted November 22, 2014
Arrived when promised, well packaged, and in perfect condition. The wood is excellent quality with uniform gain and color. Can't ask for much more.

I received some great pieces of...

Craig H from Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada Posted May 22, 2011
I received some great pieces of Spanish Cedar 1/4x5x48 from Rockler in a reasonable time, considering shipping usually takes a little longer to arrive in Newfoundland. I was very pleased with the product. The boards we're cut exactly to the dimensions ordered, and dead flat! They have a very nice aroma and worked very well for a humidor project I've just completed. Hardware was also ordered through Rockler. Very pleased with service! A+

I purchased this for my humidor....

Jeffrey B from Vincennes, IN Posted March 14, 2011
I purchased this for my humidor. Great quality, works excellent. Fast shipping.

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I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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