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Virginian Pencil Cedar 

Juniperus virginiana

Description

A small softwood from eastern United States. Heartwood is a red brown with a paler sapwood.

Workability

Works well but can be difficult to nail.

Applications

Traditionally for pencils but can be used for cabinetwork, especially blanket boxes as its odour repels moths.

Availability

Limited but we do keep 25mm boards.

Hardness

Janka 4.0   520kg/m3.   Not very hard.

Durability

Moderately durable.

At a Glance
Turning:    
Machining:   Good
Bending:   Poor
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Take care
Glueing:   Good
Timber Coating:   Takes most coatings
Oil:   Oils well
Note 1   Worth a try instead of Camphor.
Note 2  

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