Eastern Red Cedar Block ERC-334
2.6" x 2.6" x 8"
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.
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.
Typical of cedar, there are several branch knots present in the block. These are small and not likely to cause challenge, though you may wish to stabilize with CA glue. There are a few scattered wood borer holes.