Tigh-na-Ault, Lochcarron, Ross-shire, IV54 8YQ
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Cedar (Cedrus libani) Board Stock

May 2017:

Our Dry Store needs to be re-designed so that different woods can be kept separate and the longer boards can be stored safely in a vertical orientation - which will make inspection of the boards easier.

Once work is completed it will enable us to standardise the sizes and display of boards, improve quality control and allow us to appearance grade the boards.

In the interim please contact us on info@woodworkz.co.uk for further information and to discuss how we can fulfill your requirements.

Cedar: Species Information

Cedrus libani is an evergreen coniferous tree growing up to 40 m (130 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in diameter. The crown is conic when young, becoming broadly tabular with age with fairly level branches.

Lebanese Cedar heartwood is strongly scented and resinous. Growth rings are marked by darker lines contrasting with the timbers light sandy tones. Straight grained with a medium to fine texture, there may be in-growing bark pockets – a feature of true cedars. Average weight 560 kg/m3.

It holds, well with nails, screws and glue, it is easily worked with hand and machine tools. The wood produces a good finish when used with varnish, polish, stains and paint.

Cedar is a highly durable timber, although it is susceptible to attack by pinhole borer and longhorn beetle. It should be noted that the heartwood is resistant to preservative treatment, and the sapwood is moderately resistant.

it is used for a variety of purposes including joinery, furniture and building. UK grown Cedar is often park grown and therefore quite knotty, it is mainly used in doors, garden furniture and decorative veneers.