Southern Redcedar

Southern Redcedar (J. virginiana pictured) Common Name(s): Southern Redcedar Scientific Name: Juniperus silicicola (Juniperus viriginiana var. silicicola) Distribution: Southeastern United States Tree Size: 50 ft (15 m) tall, 2 ft (.6 m) trunk diameter Average Dried Weight: 32 lbs/ft3 (505 kg/m3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .42, .51 Janka Hardness: 610 lbf (2,710 N) Modulus of Rupture: 9,400 lbf/in2 (64.8 MPa) Elastic Modulus: 1,170,000...

Alligator Juniper

Alligator Juniper (Juniperus deppeana) Common Name(s): Alligator Juniper Scientific Name: Juniperus deppeana Distribution: Southwestern United States and northern Mexico Tree Size: 30-50 ft (9-15 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1 m) trunk diameter Average Dried Weight: 36 lbs/ft3 (585 kg/m3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .48, .58 Janka Hardness: 1,160 lbf (5,160 N) Modulus of Rupture: 6,700 lbf/in2 (46.2 MPa) Elastic Modulus: 650,000 lbf/in2 (4.48...

Aromatic Red Cedar

Aromatic Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) Common Name(s): Aromatic Red Cedar, Eastern Redcedar Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana Distribution: Eastern North America Tree Size: 100-115 ft (30-35 m) tall, 3-4 ft (1-1.2 m) trunk diameter Average Dried Weight: 33 lbs/ft3 (530 kg/m3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .44, .53 Janka Hardness: 900 lbf (4,000 N) Modulus of Rupture: 8,800 lbf/in2 (60.7 MPa) Elastic Modulus: 880,000 lbf/in2 (6.07...

Worldwide Woods, a new poster

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Cedar Confusion! Sniff your way to ID

by Eric Meier Perhaps no term is more broadly applied and nearly universally accepted in the world of wood than that of “cedar.” Sure, there are hopeful terms such as “rosewood” or “mahogany” applied to misfitting woods like a glass slipper on one of Cinderella’s step-sisters, but that’s not quite the case with cedar. Despite more than a dozen or so cedar species coming from a number of divergent...

African Juniper

No Images Available Common Name(s): African Juniper Scientific Name: Juniperus procera Distribution: East Africa Tree Size: 100-120 ft (30-37 m) tall, 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m) trunk diameter Average Dried Weight: 34 lbs/ft3 (535 kg/m3) Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .44, .54 Janka Hardness: 890 lbf (3,960 N) Modulus of Rupture: 11,660 lbf/in2 (80.4 MPa) Elastic Modulus: 1,463,000 lbf/in2 (10.09 GPa) Crushing Strength: 7,160 lbf/in2 (49.4 MPa)...

Softwood Anatomy

by Eric Meier © Amidst the daunting jungle of hardwood species, (where there are several hundred commercial species used worldwide, with many thousands more that are intermittently seen in woodworking applications), the world of conifers is much more limited. With perhaps only a few dozen chief species worldwide, and only a few hundred species (rather than thousands) that are ever harvested for wood, softwoods represent a comparatively smaller...