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CEDAR, INCENSE

Calocedrus spp.

Calocedrus spp. of the family Cupressaceae. There are three species that most commonly are called incense cedar:



my samples:




both sides of a sample plank of incense cedar / Calocedrus decurrens --- 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 pencil cedar / Calocedrus decurrens --- 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 incense cedar / Calocedrus decurrens --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample and the one directly below were contributed to the site by Chuck Neeley, whom I thank.


end grain and HIGH GRIT END GRAIN CLOSEUP of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of incense cedar / Calocedrus decurrens --- HUGE enlargements are present. This saample and the one directly above were contributed to the site by Chuck Neeley, whom I thank.


end grain and HIGH GRIT END GRAIN CLOSEUP of the piece directly above



web pics:


polished log end


planks labeled as just incense cedar




sections of large slabs, all from the same vendor and all listed as incense cedar / Calocedrus decurrens


turning stock


rough-cut planks used as paneling --- as you can see in the enlargement, these might even have been sand-blased to bring out a texture to the grain


planks ready to use as decking


toungue-and-groove flooring planks


paneling


exterior siding and fence both labeled as just incense cedar


fancy window of incense cedar (MIGHT be some other form of cedar)


very nicely done box of incense cedar, making good use of some raw wood features including grooves in the top that were likely made by worms just under the bark