Eastern Red Cedar Block ERC-343a
2.6" x 2.6" x 8.7"
This attractive spindle of Texas Eastern Red Cedar is split about 60-40 between heartwood and sapwood. It has a fairly linear grain pattern and no visible knots. There is beautiful swirling contrast where a small bit of sapwood intermixes into the heartwood.
We've air-dried this block to ~12% moisture content, in logs that were end-sealed with Anchor Seal. This block has a few bugholes in the sapwood and one knock-out knot along one edge. Please scroll down to see all photos, as the web page displays only the first 3 by default.
I see no cracks, checks or other significant flaws.