Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wood carving using Yellow Cedar

Wood Carving and Yellow Cedar

Yellow cedar is nice to carve with, it has a nice aroma and is a relatively easy to carve. This wood is soft and holds good detail and doesn't tear like red cedar wood.

Yellow cedar is commonly found west of the Coast Mountains in the mid and north coastal regions.  It is commonly found growing with hemlock at high elevations.

This wood is not that easy to come by.  It is very valuable because of it's resistance to decay and straight grain.  Yellow cedar is used extensively in boat building.

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