Eastern Red Cedar Block ERC-356
3.1" x 2.9" x 10.9"
This is an attractive end-grain block of Texas Eastern Red Cedar. It is 95% the deep reddish-purple heartwood with a smoothly linear to gently curving grain pattern. There is swirling contrast where sapwood intermixes into the heartwood.
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. This block has one knot in it, mid-piece. There are a few drying cracks that initate in this knot, as well as several others as shown by the arrows on the block. Please scroll down to see all photos, as the web page displays only the first 3 by default.
This block has been discounted a bit because of the cracks. You may wish to stabilize with CA glue, prior to turning.