Eastern Red Cedar Block ERC-335
3" x 3" x 6.1"
This is an attractive end-grain block of Texas Eastern Red Cedar. It is entirely the deep reddish-purple heartwood with a smoothly linear to gently curving grain pattern. There is some stunning swirling contrast where a small bit of sapwood intermixes into the heartwood. If you choose to turn this piece, you can likely highlight this natural contrast in grain tone.
Typical of cedar, there is a branch knot present in the block -- in this case, it is on the "top" of the block. It isnot likely to cause challenge, though you may wish to stabilize with CA glue. There are a few scattered wood borer holes and a small bit of wane along one ege.
This piece is very aromatic -- it smells wonderful! We've air-dried this block to ~12% moisture content, in logs that were end-sealed with Anchor Seal. Please scroll down to see all photos, as the web page displays only the first 3 by default.