Eastern Red Cedar Block ERC-329
2.5" x 2.4" x 8"
This is an end-grain block of Eastern Red Cedar. It is mostly the deep reddish-purple of Texas Cedar heartwood with a thin wane along one edge. The grain pattern is strong and linear to gently swirling. In places, you can see intermixing of heart and sapwood that is characteristic of ERC.
This piece is very aromatic -- it smells wonderful! There are no knots visible in the block. There are a few scattered wood borer holes. The block is sealed with Anchor Seal and has been air-dried to ~12% moisture content.