Spanish Cedar flat cut wood veneer is light reddish brown to dark reddish brown. Heartwood color is usually uniform. Has an aromatic odor; sometimes contains a fair amount of resin called ‘sweat spots’. Can be wavy or curly, as well as mottled.
Common Uses for Spanish Cedar Flat Cut Wood Veneer: Architectural panels, millwork, cabinetry and doors, as well as furniture.
Other Name(s): Cedro, Cigar Box Cedar.
The Tree: Native to Central and South America; often reaches heights between 70-100 feet with trunks between 3-5 feet.
A Little History: Spanish Cedar is not a true Cedar, but is actually more closely related to true mahoganies.
Region: South America