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.
- 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
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||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|