|Eastern Red Cedar Block ERC-285
2" x 2" x 6-1/2"
This is a nice, smaller end-grain block of our Texas Purple Heart Eastern Red Cedar. It too is almost entirely the deep reddish-purple of Texas Cedar heartwood, with only a thick wedge of creamy yellow sapwood on one edge and several thin, intragrain lenses of residual sapwood. The grain pattern is strong and linear to gently swirling.
There is a single thin drying check on one edge of the wedge of sapwood that extends into the underlying heartwood ~1/8". I see no other significant flaws.