Data For: Cedrela odorata

Common Names:

Guyana cedar
Cedar
Cedro
Cedro red
Central American cedar
Cigar box cedar
Mexican cedar

 

Common Uses:
Cabinetmaking
Chests
Cigar boxes
Decorative plywood
Furniture
Interior trim
Moldings
Musical instruments
Paneling
Building construction
Chairs
Desks
Fine furniture
Furniture components
Furniture squares or stock
Plywood
Stools
Tables
Utility furniture
Veneer
Violin
Violin bows
Windows
Numerical Values in Metrics:
Category Green Dry Unit
Bending Strength 601 368 kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength 27 41 kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)       236 455 cm
Stiffness                      61 71 1k kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load      0.49      0.42   cm-kg/cm3
Hardness 258 KG
Shearing Strength   67       KG     
Toughness  184       CM-KG
Specific Gravity 0.37      0.40
Weight 417 kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage (G->OD)                    4%               
Tangential Shrink. (G->OD)                  6%                
Volumetric Shrink. (G->OD) 10%              
English Numerical Values:
Category Green Dry Unit
Bending Strength 5234 8545 psi
Max. Crushing Strength 388 582 psi
Static Bending (FSPL)       3357 6471 psi
Stiffness                      872 1006 1000psi