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Spanish Cedar

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Botanical Name:

Cedrela spp.



Other Names:


Tree Height:

65-100 ft

Tree Diameter:

3-5 ft

Weight at 12% moisture content:

29 lbs./ft.3

Growing Regions:

Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean; also grown on plantations

General Characteristics:

The heartwood of Spanish Cedar is a red to dark reddish-brown, with a straight grain, medium texture, medium to high luster and distinctive “cedary” odor.


Millwork, fine furniture and cabinetry, musical instruments, boat building, decorative and utility plywood, cigar wrappers and cigar boxes

Working Properties:

Spanish Cedar is easy to work with hand and machine tools, but may be difficult to bore cleanly. This wood also has good nailing and gluing properties and stains and finishes well.

Suitable Substitutes:

Mahogany, Andiroba


Spanish Cedar is the traditional wood for cigar humidor linings. The odor, and moisture-retention properties are though to have the ability to keep cigars at their best, and even improve them.


“Tropical Timbers of the World”, USDA Handbook #607, Sept. 1984, p.47,

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