Aromatic red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is a soft wood with aroma that is a natural repellent to moths and insects. Sapwood is white to cream and is intermixed and contrasts with the salmon to dark red of the heartwood. Expect tight, closed knots throughout the material. Aromatic red cedar is easy to work and it reportedly has a high silica content, which can dull cutters. Aromatic red cedar glues and finishes well, though in many applications, the wood is left unfinished to preserve its aromatic properties. Some common uses for aromatic red cedar include fence posts, closet and chest linings, carvings, outdoor furniture, pencils, bows, and small wooden specialty items. This stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock, sanded on both sides. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" grain runs with the longest dimension. USA.