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Wood Properties of Alaska-cedar

Alaska-cedar Alternative Name 1
Yellow Cedar

Alaska-cedar Amount of Figure
Low

Alaska-cedar Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Alaska-cedar Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Alaska-cedar Available As Lumber
Yes

Alaska-cedar Available as Veneer
No

Alaska-cedar Available only in small sizes
No

Alaska-cedar Bending Strength
Moderate

Alaska-cedar Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Alaska-cedar Botanical Name
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis

Alaska-cedar Carving
Good, easy to carve

Alaska-cedar Clear Finish or Varnish
Very Good

Alaska-cedar Color of Wood
Yellow or Golden Brown

Alaska-cedar Contrast between growth rings
Even

Alaska-cedar Crushing Strength
Moderate

Alaska-cedar Decorative Figure
No

Alaska-cedar Density
Moderate

Alaska-cedar Drilling
Very good

Alaska-cedar Fill before Finishing
Insufficient Data Available

Alaska-cedar Gluing
Good

Alaska-cedar Grain
Straight

Alaska-cedar Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Faint growth ring

Alaska-cedar Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Indistinct growth ring stripe

Alaska-cedar Hand Tooling
Very Easy

Alaska-cedar Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Alaska-cedar Hardwood or Softwood
Softwood

Alaska-cedar Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Alaska-cedar Interlocked Grain
Yes

Alaska-cedar Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Alaska-cedar Machine Tools
Easy to Very Easy

Alaska-cedar Mortising
Very good

Alaska-cedar Movement after drying
Low

Alaska-cedar Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Alaska-cedar Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Alaska-cedar Natural Durability
Very durable

Alaska-cedar Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Alaska-cedar Painting
Very Good

Alaska-cedar Planing
Good

Alaska-cedar Polishing
Fair

Alaska-cedar Pounds per cubic foot maximum
31

Alaska-cedar Pounds per cubic foot minimum
31

Alaska-cedar Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
Yes

Alaska-cedar Sanding
Insufficient Data Available

Alaska-cedar Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Alaska-cedar Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Alaska-cedar Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Alaska-cedar Shaping
Good

Alaska-cedar Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Alaska-cedar Size of Pores
Insufficient Data Available

Alaska-cedar Specific Gravity
Moderate

Alaska-cedar Specific Gravity maximum
.44

Alaska-cedar Specific Gravity minimum
.44

Alaska-cedar Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Alaska-cedar Steam Bending
Poor

Alaska-cedar Stiffness
Low

Alaska-cedar Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Alaska-cedar Texture of the Wood
Moderately Fine

Alaska-cedar Toughness
Moderate

Alaska-cedar Turning
Very good

Alaska-cedar Weight
Moderate

Alaska-cedar Wood Defects
Thick stock may check (or split)

Alaska-cedar Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Alaska-cedar Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Carving
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Cooperage
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Alaska-cedar Use for Flooring
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Furniture
YES

Alaska-cedar Use for Handles
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Heavy Construction
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Inlay
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Interior Finish
YES

Alaska-cedar Use for Light Construction
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Marine Applications
YES

Alaska-cedar Use for Marquetry
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Millwork
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Models and Patterns
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Musical Instruments
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Novelties
YES

Alaska-cedar Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Shingles
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Sports Equipment
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Turnery
no

Alaska-cedar Use for Woodenware
no





     
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