07 Jun. 1982|
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Generally Cedrela odorata of the family Meliaceae, the mahogany family, but also Cedrela huberi, Cedrela sintenisii and others as well. This wood is not Spanish at all, nor is it a true cedar (which would put it in the pine family), it's in the mahogany family and grows in South America and the West Indies. The Cedrela species that go under various "cedar" names are not only in the Mahogany family, they have some characteristics that are similar to the mahoganies, particularly the look of the end grain.
This veneer sheet was loaned to me by John Koehn whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Cedrela montana is from Ecuadore and my database just lists it as having several Spanish common names all including the word "cedro" (cedar), but this vendor has it listed as Spanish cedar and since that's a bit of a catchall for the genus Cedro, I've gone along with it. Also, several Toona species, although not sold as "Spanish" cedar, do have cedar in their common names and grow in similar areas, so are included on this page.
This piece is perfectly quartersawn and the unlabeled face shows the nice, small, ray flakes one sometimes gets with Cedro species.