Cedar Western red

Botanical name

Cedrela odorata


Tropical America or South East Asia

Veneer thickness(es)

0.6 mm

Joint method




In stock


Quarter cut


Price range 3


Cedar Western red has a height of 25-30m with a diameter of 0.5-0.9m, maximum 1.8m.


With a color reddish yellow-brown to bright reddish-brown or brownish-red, the Cedar has a heartwood and sapwood distinctly different in color, the boundary between the two can be sharp to faint. The 20 to 50 mm wide sapwood is grayish white to pink. Per stem, Cedar is uniform in hue. Color and weight differences between trunks are attributed to differences in growing conditions, with light in color usually corresponding to light in weight. 


Because of its good properties, Cedar can be used for light interior and exterior construction. Cedar combines durability with low weight and is used for furniture, clothing chests and cabinets (insect free due to its insect repellent properties). However, for some of the listed uses, one should not lose sight of the fact that cedar is soft.