Port Orford cedar

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Port Orford Cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)


A lightweight, strong-smelling wood obtained from a large cedar tree Chamaecyparis lawsoniana native to the Pacific coasts of California and Oregon. First lumbered in 1854, the yellowish wood has a fine texture and is strong. It is used for millwork, plywood, flooring, interior finish, and storage chests.

Synonyms and Related Terms

white cedar; Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Density 29 pcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 166
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • External source or communication Comment: West Coast Lumbermen's Association, Seattle, Wash.; air-dry weight = 29 pcf

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