Spanish Cedar

Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata)


Common Names: Spanish Cedar, Cedro


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


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a relatively uniform light pinkish to reddish brown


Janka Hardness: 600 lbf


Density: 2.42 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Spanish Cedar wood dust has been reported as a respiratory irritant.


Controlled species: CITES: yes (Appendix III), IUCN: yes


Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, cabinetry, musical instruments, (flamenco and classical guitars), humidors and boatbuilding.