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Forum topic by Chris Speights posted 603 days ago 685 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Speights

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603 days ago

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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RussellAP

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#1 posted 603 days ago

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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Chris Speights

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#2 posted 603 days ago

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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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 603 days ago

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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WDHLT15

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#4 posted 603 days ago

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

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ajosephg

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#5 posted 602 days ago

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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bondogaposis

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#6 posted 602 days ago

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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RussellAP

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#7 posted 602 days ago

Eastern Red Cedar

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

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Chris Speights

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#8 posted 602 days ago

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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RussellAP

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#9 posted 602 days ago

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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WDHLT15

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#10 posted 602 days ago

ERC and aromatic cedar are one and the same.

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

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