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Rough Cut – Random Widths – Random Lengths

The heartwood of Spanish Cedar ranges in color from pinkish- to reddish-brown, when first cut. The color darkens as it ages to a dark reddish-brown, and sometimes displays a purplish tinge. The sapwood ranges in tones from white to pinkish-white. The grain is prominent and usually straight, but sometimes appears interlocked. The wood texture ranges from fine and uniform to coarse and uneven, with a medium luster. Spanish Cedar produces a distinctive odor and is often oily on the surface.

Spanish Cedar works easily with both hand and machine tools. The wood occasionally has a woolly surface appearance when tools are not kept sharp. It is somewhat difficult to bore but has good nailing and gluing properties. Spanish Cedar is easily cut into veneers. It stains and finishes well, but gums and oils can present a problem when polishing.

Spanish Cedar is popular for use in cigar boxes, blanket chests, boat building, home construction and decks. It is also used in utility plywood, as plywood core stock and as sliced and rotary-cut veneers, especially for decorative veneers and paneling.

Region: Central and South America

  • 4/4" Spanish Cedar Lumber
  • Select & Better
  • Random widths/lengths
  • Exotic
  • Region: Central and South America
  • Somewhat difficult to bore.
  • Spanish Cedar glues and nails easily.
  • Stains and finishes well, but gums and oils can present a problem when polishing.
  • Used in veneer, paneling, cigar boxes, blanket chests, boat building, decks
  • Illustrated Grading Guide
  • Helpful Guide to Understanding Lumber Terms


STOP — This item requires more information. You need to provide us with the following information for your lumber order.

Note: Quantity ordered refers to Board Feet.
Rough lumber comes in random widths and lengths.


  • 4/4 = 1 inch
  • 5/4 = 1.25 inch
  • 6/4 = 1.5 inch
  • 8/4 = 2 inch

Please note – lengths over 10 feet are more expensive to ship.
The following board foot calculator can be used to help you calculate your order.

Board Foot Calculator
The easiest and most common way to calculate board feet is to use a board foot calculator.
Several different board foot calculators are available online or check your app store and download to your phone.

To calculate board feet of lumber, use the following formula:

    Board Feet = Width (inches) x Thickness (inches) x Length (FEET) divided by 12.
    Example – For a piece of lumber 2 inches thick, 6 inches wide and 10 feet long, you calculate board feet as follows:
    Board Feet = (6 x 2 x 10) divide by 12 = 10 board feet.

If your order requires specifics, call to verify we have exactly what you need.
Example: If you order 100 board feet and need one board 8'6" that is at least 8" wide and one board 10' at least 6" wide – be sure to state exactly what you need.

Use the comment section in your shopping cart to provide this information.

  • number of pieces needed.
  • specific widths, if required.
  • specific lengths, if required.