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Cedar, Atlantic White

(Also known as Southern white cedar, swamp cedar, juniper)

Softwood 23 lbs. per cubic foot, 1.92 lbs. per board foot
The wood is soft, brittle, weak, and splits readily. However, it is low in shrinkage even though it soaks up considerable water. Because of this and its decay resistance, the wood is frequently used for conventional planking, especially in areas where the material is grown (notably along the Atlantic seaboard and Gulf states mainly in swamps), and on boats which will. be in and out of the water frequently. It has little use in plywood boat building.

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