Wood Profile: Port Orford Cedar


Port Orford cedar is a highly aromatic wood, delivering a subtle but powerful tone.

Latin Name: chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Origin: U.S.A: southwest Oregon and northwest California.

Tone Profile: Durable, stiff and strong with warm resonance. Very versatile acoustically. Like a combination of Sitka spruce and Western red cedar.

Aesthetics: Light amber in color, and also quite aromatic like eucalyptus.

Trivia / Fact: This tonewood known for its highly fragrant ginger aroma. Due to the straightness of its grain, it is also one of the preferred woods for arrow shafts.

Port Orford Cedar Images