Cedar

Cedro, Cuban Cedar, Spanish Cedar

Cedrela Odorata

DISTRIBUTION AREA

Humid tropical and subtropical forests. Departments of Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Beni, La Paz, Pando, Tarija and Chuquisac

TREE DESCRIPTION

Tree Top
Wide, round and leafy. Composite alternate leaves

Trunk
Straight, rather cylindrical, commercial heights up to 40 m

Bark
Corrugated, dark brown color, with reddish grooves, aromatic, astringent

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Sapwood Color
Yellowish

Odor
Fuerte Peculiar

Luster
Bright

Striped
Tenuous

Hearthwood Color
Light brown

Taste
Astringent

Grain
Straight

Texture
Fine

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Moisture Content (Green Lumber)
82 %

Basic Density
0,38 g/cm3

Density
(12% MOISTURE CONTENT) 0,5 g/cm3

Radisal Shrinkage
5,4 %

Tangential Shrinkage
8,6 %

Volumetric Shrinkage
14,7 %

Rate T/R
1,6

MECHANICAL RESISTANCE

Modulus of Elasticity
74 1000 Kg/cm2

Modulus of Rupture
511 Kg/cm2

Compression Parallel to Grain
400 Kg/cm2

Quartered Sawed
57 Kg/cm2

Lateral Hardness
697 Kg

Impact Bending
0,84 Kg-m

TECHNICAL CONDITIONS FOR PROCESSING

Machining
Easy machining. Good finishing.

Preservation
Rather permeable

Natural Durability
Low durability. . It needs preservation treatment

Drying
Kiln drying rather fast. A moderate kiln schedule is recommended.

End Users
Carpentry, Furniture, Decorative Veneer, Construction, Doors, Windows, Doors and window frames

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