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PORT ORFORD CEDAR WOOD

  • Although Port Orford Cedar is not a true cedar it does possess a fantastic fragrant scent when sawn, a bit spicier but similar to the smell of Aromatic Cedar.
  • Port Orford Cedar is favored by the Japanese for its wonderful work ability.  It was and still is often used in their furniture and temples.
  • Perhaps its biggest claim to fame is its use in timber framing, held by some to be the best wood for the job.
  • Oregon Cedar is also frequently used in guitar building.  It finishes beautifully and produces a great sound.

Characteristics of Port Orford Cedar

Origin of Wood Type Oregon and California, USA
Botanical Name Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Specific Gravity 0.48
Avg. Weight Per BF 4 lb/ft
Color Range pale pinkish brown – pale creamy brown
Rarity / Availability Available
Typical Avg. Width 4″ to 15″
Typical Avg. Length 4′ to 12′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.5
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument Making, Boat Building, Timber Framing, Veneer and more
Lumber Grades Instrument & Unselected – Still in log form
Other Trade Names Lawson’s Cypress, Oregon Cedar

Port Orford Cedar Lumber Detailed Pricing:

Thickness Grade Figure Type Grain Orientation Width Range Length Range Price Per BF
4/4 Common 1 & 2 None Mix 4.00″ to 8.50″ 48.00″ to 144.00″ $20.00
4/4 Select & Better None Rift & Quartered 3.00″ to 8.50″ 48.00″ to 144.00″ $30.00
8/4 Common 1 & 2 None Mix 4.00″ to 8.50″ 48.00″ to 144.00″ $20.00
8/4 Select & Better None Rift & Quartered 3.00″ to 8.50″ 48.00″ to 144.00″ $30.00
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Sample Pictures of Port Orford Cedar

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.