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Forum topic by Chris Speights posted 11-15-2012 01:04 PM 759 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Speights

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11-15-2012 01:04 PM

Is there a such thing as “Arkansas White Cedar”? A guy is selling some wood and I am trying to find out if it’s a good value, or not. I can’t really find anyone selling this wood by this specific name. So, was wondering if maybe this was a “nick name” of some other cedar.

He sent me pictures, and it looks like aromatic cedar, to me…

Any thoughts?

Chris


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#1 posted 11-15-2012 02:06 PM

Pics would be nice. What is the price per BF. Aromatic cedar is high these days unless you buy the closet lining kits. If it’s aromatic, you’ll know it.

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 03:01 PM

This is the only picture I got. He sent two, but can’t get it to upload for some reason.

I am not 100% on the /bf price. He basically said he has 15 2×6 9’ pieces and 25 1×6 9’ pieces. So, that is a total of 247 board feet? And he is asking $375. This of course assumes he gave me all accurate information (intentionally or unintentionally). So, that would only be $1.50/bf. Or, I guess it would be approximately $1.04/lf.

It seems like a pretty good deal, just not sure what kind of wood it is since he’s using a name I am unfamiliar with and it looks like another type of wood (well, to my unexperienced eye, that is).

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 08:43 PM

Has an aromatic cedar look to it but if it is something like that its smell should give it away. I’d do some GOOGLING with the name he has given it. If it’s a common nickname you’ll get some hits.

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 02:20 AM

No such thing as Arkansas white cedar. From the pic, it is eastern red cedar, Juniperous virginiana. Price sounds good if the quality is there. I sell it for $2.00/BF when I can get it and saw it.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 04:20 AM

I agree with Wood Mizer, it’s eastern red cedar. Aromatic cedar doesn’t have that much if any white streaks in it.

-- Joe

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#6 posted 11-16-2012 04:32 AM

That looks like eastern red cedar. Never heard of Arkansas white cedar. Northern white cedars’ range is quite a bit north of Arkansas and the wood is white.

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#7 posted 11-16-2012 08:30 AM

Eastern Red Cedar

This is aromatic Red Cedar, which is the same thing.

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#8 posted 11-16-2012 05:12 PM

Great, thank you guys so much. So, ERC and Aromatic are the same? That was what I thought, also, but sounds like someone above posted that they were two different woods? Pardon my ignorance, I am still learning =)

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#9 posted 11-16-2012 08:28 PM

Western red cedar is what you see wood fences made from, it’s a pretty wood with some red streaks and it’s what I prefer to work when I work cedar. Honestly the aromatic stuff is great for liners, but it just looks cheap to me if you make stuff from it. That’s just me though.

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#10 posted 11-17-2012 02:46 AM

ERC and aromatic cedar are one and the same.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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