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578 days ago

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Sorry for the quality took it with my cellphone, not sure if this is White Cedar or Eastern Red Cedar my buddy thought it was Sycamore but I know that isn’t correct.

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Harry Montana

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#1 posted 578 days ago

weight, smell?

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#2 posted 578 days ago

Looks like Redwood to me, but if is Cedar you should be able to tell by smell..

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#3 posted 578 days ago

Looks like cedar to me.

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#4 posted 577 days ago

pretty light i scrapped the side with my keys and tried smelling for that normal cedar aroma and virtually nothing the guy who is giving it to me has a skin irritation and makes him choke when the chips and dust fly which also led me to cedar but i was expecting the smell and have got nothing…guess i’ll have to wait till i trim the sides.

Thanks

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#5 posted 577 days ago

Eastern Red Cedar aka Juniperus Virginiana

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#6 posted 577 days ago

Key scrape might not be enough. Try cutting a small piece off,,, THEN smell it.

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#7 posted 577 days ago

My guess is also Redwood.

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#8 posted 577 days ago

Looks like aged surface of eastern aromatic cedar (actually a juniper species). If you cut deeply into it and do not get the cedar closet smell then it could be western cedar.

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#9 posted 577 days ago

Red cedar can cause asthma in humans and can cause asthma attacks in people who have asthma. It would be my guess as well.

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#10 posted 577 days ago

Not Northern White Cedar. Go with juniper. s

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#11 posted 577 days ago

Cedar or cherry

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#12 posted 576 days ago

Eastern Red Cedar. Cut a fresh section and the volatile oils will be released and you will never forget that smell.

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