Eastern Red Cedar Boards

$10.00$79.99

Sold in 8′ ( Eight Foot)Boards
Available Cuts:
1×4″, 1×6″, 1×8″ OR
2×4″, 2×6″, 2×8″

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Eastern Red Cedar Boards 4″, 6″, and 8″ Wide

 

Available Cuts:
1x4", 1x6", 1x8" OR

2x4", 2x6", 2x8"

Eastern red cedar is a highly desirable wood to work with due to it's durability, strength and versatility. Uses for cedar are practically endless. Some examples are log home building, fencing, siding, flooring, furniture and cabinets. It has a fine grain, but a soft texture, which makes it great for woodworking.

The heartwood (red portion) is highly resistant to decay and attack by insects, including termites. One of the most endearing qualities of red cedar is the wonderful aroma. All of our red cedar lumber is rough-cut and comes in in 8' lengths. The quality and thickness Our Eastern Red Cedar lumber is unmatched by any of our competitors. It’s great for any do-it-yourself cedar project.

We also saw custom orders upon request.
Please note: All boards are 8 feet long.



How We're Different:

  • Dehumidified, Never Kiln Dried - Most, if not all, companies that ship Eastern Red Cedar will always kiln dry their products. When kiln dried, they takes the moisture content down to around 10-12%. This makes the wood lighter and saves money on shipping. Unfortunately, it also reduces the amount of cedar oils in the wood limiting the natural benefits and the very reason you are installing a cedar closet. Our de humidification chamber dries the cedar perfectly to maintain the wood’s natural scent, fiber texture, and color.

  • Cut to your specifications - Our Cedar 1×4 lumber is available in both smooth and rough cut, and 3 different widths (4″, 6″, 8″). All Lumber is sold in 8 Ft boards.

  • Appearance Grade Cedar -Cedar is graded based on Appearance, which is called "appearance grade" or Select Lumber. Appearance grade is primarily for non-structural lumber under 2" thick. Appearance grades use letters A through D, with A being the highest grade. All of the cedar that we sell for closet liners is A grade Appearance Board eastern red cedar.

Specification Detail
Approx. Length All Boards are eight feet long. Approx. 95.5"
Approx. Thickness 1" = 7/8 thick | 2" = 1 3/8 thick
Approx. Width 4" = 3.5" | 6" = 5.5" | 8" = 7.5"
Board Joint Type Square Edge
Coverage Area Varies
Finish Type Unfinished
Is Returnable No
Lumber Grade A GRADE LUMBER
Moisture content Dehumidified
Saw Cut Smooth / Rough

  • All advertised sizes are approximate.
  • Due to custom cutting & milling there are no refunds.
  • We Offer Free Shipping on Many Items
  • Free t-Shirt on all orders over $400.00 
  • Got a Question? No Problem! Call toll-free for Ordering Support 1-800-422-9912.

We Only Sell Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar

Our cedar panels can be used for closet liners, V-paneling and flooring. Our dehumidification chamber dries the cedar perfectly to maintain the wood’s natural scent, fiber texture, and color.

Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus Virginiana) is extremely resistant to and repels many types of pests, such as rodents, roaches and termites. Please take note: that most cedar products on the market are Western Cedar. Our Eastern Cedar products offer better durability and insect repellents. Not even carpenter bees will want to bore into our wood!

Red Cedar is not only a beautiful, durable wood, but it also has an AMAZING scent! This type of wood was commonly used by noblemen, royalty and Native Americans (Cherokee Indians) in both modern and Biblical times. All of our wood is hand-selected premium grade planed Red Cedar. Our flooring, trim, and lap-siding products can be used for closet liners, churches, basements, garages, tiny homes, log homes, tree houses and much more.

We also sell Cedar Siding products to fit your needs. There are an assortment of Cedar Shakes in various shapes and sizes available for your selection. Lap siding is also available in our store. Our Products can be used for interiors and exteriors. Use as Siding, Paneling, Flooring, and more!

Attribute Detail
Common Name Aromatic Red Cedar, Eastern Redcedar
Scientific Name Juniperus virginiana
Distribution Eastern North America
Tree Size 100-115 ft (30-35 m) tall, 3-4 ft (1-1.2 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight 33 lbs/ft3
Specific Gravity 44, .53
Janka Hardness 900 lbf (4,000 N)
Color/Appearance Heartwood tends to be a reddish or violet-brown. Sapwood is a pale yellow color, and can appear throughout the heartwood as streaks and stripes.
Grain/Texture Has a straight grain, usually with knots present. Has a very fine even texture.
Endgrain Resin canals absent; earlywood to latewood transition gradual, grain moderately uneven to moderately even; tracheid diameter small to very small; zonate parenchyma (double ring).
Rot Resistance Regarded as excellent in resistance to both decay and insect attack, Aromatic Red Cedar is frequently used for fence posts used in direct ground contact with no pre-treating of the wood.
Workability Overall, Aromatic Red Cedar is easy to work, notwithstanding any knots or irregularities present in the wood. It reportedly has a high silica content, which can dull cutters. Aromatic Red Cedar glues and finishes well, though in many applications, the wood is left unfinished to preserve its aromatic properties.
Odor Aromatic Red Cedar has a distinct and tell-tale scent: the wood is commonly used in closets and chests to repel moths and other insects.
Common Uses Fence posts, closet and chest linings, carvings, outdoor furniture, birdhouses, pencils, bows, and small wooden specialty items.

 

About Red Cedar

Eastern red cedar grows in the eastern part of the United States, typically ranging between 20′-100′. Sometimes referred to as “aromatic cedar,” this cedar is known for its pungent scent from its natural oils. This cedar’s exterior boasts a reddish-violet tinted brown, while its inner sapwood appears pale yellow. The sapwood often makes an appearance throughout the heartwood.

The terms “red cedar” and “aromatic cedar” are markedly different in their context. Red cedar is a lay, or common, term. In a scientific context, the taxonomical names of trees -- Thuja plicata and Juniperus virginiana -- are used. Aromatic cedar, on the other hand, is a trade term used by carpenters, contractors and other professionals in the building trade.

The term refers specifically to the lumber of the eastern red cedar. It differs from the term “red cedar” in that red cedar refers to the tree as a whole, while “aromatic cedar” specifically denotes the wood of the eastern red cedar that is used in building projects and sometimes only building project lumber culled from specimens of eastern red cedar found in the southern portions of the Appalachian Mountains.

Conifer. Height 40 to 60 feet. Trunk diameter 2 to 4 feet. Usually a small tree, it has been known to grow 90 feet high with a trunk circumference of 13 feet. Distribution; Nova Scotia south to Georgia along the Atlantic Coast west to the Mississippi River states. It is the state tree of Tennessee. The eastern or "aromatic" red cedar is the species used for moth-proof storage chests and clothes closets. It is not to be confused with the huge timber species of the west coast: western red cedar and incense cedar.

A firm, stable softwood, the timber of this red cedar is highly prized for its beautiful, warm, deep, rich, red color and its most distinctive, everlasting, aromatic perfume. The wood is light and easy to work. It has numerous knots that make a handsome distinctive pattern. Otherwise it is straight and close grained. Due to its natural beauty and scent, it is never painted or stained. The wood is enduring - it is strong and durable. Its natural oils contain the secret of its success

Where aromatic red cedar is concerned, the knottier the wood the better. The many knots indicate the exceptionally high content of the aromatic oils that distinguish this wood from all others. The more oil the stronger the scent; the stronger the scent the deader the moth! (And, of course, the more wonderful smelling the stored woolen clothes.) This same oil makes cedar decay and insect resistant and waterproof; the perfect wood of choice for long term use. The wood also has low shrinkage and is very stable once applied.

Despite its relatively high cost, aromatic red cedar is worth the cost for the service it performs. It is typically available as veneer and lumber. The trunks of the majority of this red cedar are used for fence posts. The water resistant lumber is used in greenhouse construction and for window sills and small boat decks.

It is most commonly associated with cedar blanket chests, wardrobes, clothes closet interiors, storage room paneling and dresser drawer linings. It is also used for scientific instruments and novelties. The pencil in your hand or behind your ear is made of red cedar woods. This soft but firm, straight, close-grained wood is designed to sharpen perfectly and easily. Also, the shavings smell nice. Isn't nature grand!

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(800) 422-9912

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