Category: 2

Wood density at 12% moisture content (kg): 440

Also known as:

Botanical name: Cedrus atlantica Manetti


Use: Cedro is comparable to other types of cedar in structure, color, drying and workability, especially to Lebanon cedar, but it is more durable. Especially when processed/machined under water, the wood hardens and becomes more durable. It is used in the same way as other types of cedar, but thanks to its resistance to weather conditions is especially used in outdoors and in shipbuilding.

Used for:

  • Siding/cladding, exterior cladding, folded wrapping – friezes
  • Resonant floors, frames and panel fillings
  • Garden furniture, hives, coops/chicken yards, booths/boxes, gates
  • Light frames – shell constructions

Durability: Shrinks very little, resistant to weather, insects, durable.

Wood description: Sapwood: pale to white color. Heartwood: freshly cut wood has light brown to reddish brown color, later in the air and sun darkens, sapwood and heartwood are well recognizable from each other. Texture: straight and regular grains, annual rings are very distinctive.

Wood treatment:

Cutting: completely hassle-free
Drying: no major problems
Workability: low force, non-abrasive wood, but tools with sharp, well-maintained cutting blades must be used
Bonding/gluing: hassle-free
Nailing/hammering: must be done in a sensible way
Clean workability, easy finishing, transparent coatings are recommended to maintain the natural color. Varnishes are only recommended if the wood is not exposed to direct weather and sunlight conditions, no additional chemical protection is required for outdoor use