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  • 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.
  • We have in stock several tractor trailer loads of salvaged logs just waiting to be cut.  Feel free to give us a call if you need specific dimensions for your next project.  1-888-814-0007
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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 Salvaged Material – please call for availability:  1-888-814-0007
Typical Avg. Width Material is in log form – awaiting custom cutting
Typical Avg. Length Material is in log form – awaiting custom cutting
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 Pricing

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.