Cedar Wood Lumber
Cedar Wood – Cedar wood lumber comes from a family of trees with similar properties, but different color and grain. Cedar is an aromatic softwood that ranges from dark brown to red-brown to pale yellowish-white depending on species. It is often used for shingles, exterior siding, fence posts and unfinished construction lumber. Cedar is rated as durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance but has a variable resistance to insect attack.
Workability: Cedar wood lumber is easy to work with, though it dents and scratches easily due to its softness. It can sand unevenly and is often left unfinished, but it glues and finishes well. Iron-based fasteners may stain and discolor the wood, especially in the presence of moisture.