We cut Incense Cedar (IC) lumber, posts, beams, siding and slabs from logs harvested in Southern Oregon. This Incense Cedar is fast growing tree that is native to the Cascades. Under average conditions, mature trees are 20 to 30 inches in diameter and 75 to 110 feet in height. The tree is rarely found in pure stands but generally grows in mixed stands of Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine, Douglas Fir and White Fir. Trees at maturity have a rapidly tapering trunk with a buttressed, fluted base.
Incense Cedar lumber, one of the most durable and decay-resistant of the Pacific Northwest.
Properties The wood of Incense Cedar is non-resinous. Sapwood is white or cream colored and the heartwood is light brown or light reddish-brown. Purple streaks can be found in the older swelled butt logs. Commonly around the Rogue Valley larger cedar over 20” have heavy peck in the heart wood from fungus possibly caused by the hot, dry summers. The heart wood close in to the peck is very rot resistant and is split for fence posts and split rail fences. Some of these posts have been in the ground for over 100 years. Incense Cedar has a wide range of uses for different projects. Most specifically for interior paneling’s, exterior sidings and beams. We stock a miscellaneous units of full sawn 1”, 5/4” and 2” boards of various widths.
We custom saw for your project.
Clear random grain mixed sap and heart wood with no knots
#2 Appearance Grade Tight Knot (knots are grown in and shouldn’t fall out when dried)
#3 peck and loose knot that may fall out
Our wood in stock is stickered and air dried in the yard. While drying IC discolors on the outside of the board fast. When worked with a blade or sanded it instantly brightens up. With time, if allowed to naturally age, the colors deepens turning a deep rust, darkening around the knots. This process may take a few years and is accelerated with exposure to changing seasons.