Cedrela fissilis Vell 
MELIACEAE 

Comercial Name : Cedro 
Other Names : Cedro-Batata, Cedro-Rosa, Cedro Amarelo, Cedro-Branco, 
Cedro-Vermelho 
Foreign Name : 
South American Cedar 
Spanish Cedar 
Central American Cedar 
Cedar 
Cigar Box Cedar 

Ocurrence : 
Brasil - Brasil 
General Charcteristics : 
Color : red chestnut 
Direction : right Texture : average 
Taste : indistinct Smell : pleasant 
 Density at 15% m.c = 530 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability : 
Durabel. 
Processing Characteristics : 
Surfacing : easy Sawing : easy 
Shaping: easy Drilling : easy 
Finishing : good Fixing : easy 
Sanding : easy Glueing : easy 
Drying : easy with light defects 

Uses: 
Civil Construction - Light Internal and Frames 
Furniture - High quality 
Shipping - Keels, Backs, Decks, Caverns, Boats and Canoes. 
Veneers and Plywoods - Decorative Veners, General Usage and filling. 
Packaging and Cases. 
Diverse Uses - Sport Articles and toys 
Musical Instruments and their parts 
Decoration and ornaments 
Mouldings 

 
 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
5234
8545
psi
368
601
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
388
582
psi
27
41
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
8545
2724
psi
601
192
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
3357
6471
psi
236
455
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
872
1006
1000 psi
61
71
1000 kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load
7
6
inch-lbs/in3
wml3
0
cm-kg/cm3
Hardness
568
lbs
258
kg
Shearing Strength
950
psi
67
kg/cm2
Toughness
160
inch-lbs
184
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.37
0.4
0.37
0.4
Weight
30
lbs/ft3
481
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
26
lbs/ft3
417
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
4.2
%
4.2
%
Tangential Shrinkage
6.3
%
6.3
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
10.38
%
10.38
%
 

Cedro