General: Juniper is also called Atlantic white cedar, southern white cedar, and swamp cedar. It is a wetland species growing in a narrow belt along the eastern coast from southern Maine to Mississippi. The largest acreage of Junipers found in the swamps of North Carolina. Juniper also occurs along stream drainages and within Carolina bays of our Sandhills and coastal plain regions.
Description: Heartwood is a light reddish brown. Narrow sapwood is pale yellow-brown to almost white and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The grain is straight, with a fine uniform texture. Has small knots common to all cedars. It is durable to very durable regarding decay resistance. The wood has that characteristic”cedar” smell.
Workability: Easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Holds paint well. Stains, glues, and finishes well.
Common Uses: Siding, paneling, carving, shingles, boat building and construction lumber.
Widths: Mostly 6′
Surfacing: Rough sawn