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Old 02-25-2008, 11:02 PM
GunnySniper GunnySniper is offline
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Default Re: red cedar question

Age of the tree and the closer the piece is cut to the center determines how tight the grain is. As a tree matures the older rings compress. The outer rings or wain are wider because this the main arterial rings, thus softer. if you can choose you lumber in the yard look for the center cut of the tree. You will see a distinct circle in the center, usually very dark brown.
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