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|
|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|
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.