Technical species specifications for African Cedar Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

African Cedar Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: African Pencil Cedar, Juniperus Procera, Cedrella, Juniper, Mtarakwa, Mwagnati, Ol Tarakwa, Ugandan Juniper
  • Description: African Cedar is nearly 50-70 % whitish-yellow sapwood, which clearly contrasts with the yellow-red to reddish-brown core wood. The timber is somewhat heavier and harder than the American cedar Juniperus virginiana. This fast-growing tree is the largest cedar species in Africa.
  • Janka Hardness: 924 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 10,625 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,435 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 480
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • About: Our African Cedar is available in Pre-Finished and Unfinised. It is available in 5/8" and 5/16" thickness.
  • Family: Cupressaceae
  • Tree Characteristics: The tree is reported to develop tapering boles above a fluted base, and may reach a height of 100 to 120 feet upon maturity, with a trunk diameter of 48 to 60 inches.
  • Geographic Area: Africa
  • Color: The sapwood is white in color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood is yellowish-brown, darkening to a warm reddish brown color upon exposure.
  • Photosensitivity: African Cedar will darken upon prolonged exposure to light.
  • Luster:
  • Grain: Grain is reported to be typically straight, but may be spiral, producing an attractive figure on quartersawn surfaces.
  • Texture: Fine
  • Drying Characteristics: The wood is reported to dry slowly.
  • Working Characteristics: The wood is reported to be easy to work with.
  • Durability Rating: African Cedar being durable and weather resistant,
  • Applications: Parquet, Panels, Pencils, Fences, Cabinets, Home Siding and Roof Shingles

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