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CEDAR, CHINESE

Toona sinensis

Toona sinensis of the family Meliaceae

On this site, the Toona species are generally shown on the Spanish cedar page. The reason for breaking this one out separately is that it is distinctly different anatomically in that unlike the other Toona species, which vary from diffuse porous to semi ring porous, Toona sinensis is solidly, and obviously, ring porous.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions




both sides of a sample plank of Chinese cedar / Cedrela sinensis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Chinese cedar / Cedrela sinensis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Chinese cedar / Cedrela sinensis (which is just a synonym for Toona sinensis) --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Chinese cedar / Toona Sinensis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Chinese cedar / Toona Sinensis --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above and only done to 400 grit, unlike my normal 1200 grit

web pics:

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