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Janka Hardness 900 (what's this? )
Cedar is 71% as hard as Red Oak (900 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Cedar (Eastern)
  • Botanical Name
    Juniperus virginiana
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar
  • Origin
    North America, Central America
  • Description
    Cedar has a linear grain with tight knots, it has a fine-grained texture with a satin luster.
  • Stability
    Cedar demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Cedar has been associated with runny nose, sneezy, tearing eyes, headaches, and sore throat.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Cedar ages from a creamy white sapwood and light reddish or purplish heartwood to a darker red or reddish brown.
  • Color Range
    Cedar has a white sapwood and red to dark reddish-brown heartwood.

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