Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana
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 be appear throughout the heartwood as streaks and stripes.
Grain/Texture: Has a straight grain, usually with knots present. Has a very fine even texture.
Rot Resistance: Regarded as excellent in resistance to both decay and insect attack.
Workability: Overall, 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: Distinct. Commonly used in closets and chests to repel moths and other insects.
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