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    Picked up some timber recently at a garage sale. Larger piece is tiger myrtle and think the small pieces are Australian cedar. It is the colour of Blackwood but very light with close growth rings (similar to huon pine) and no smell. Thought cedar would be lighter in colour than this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Wayne

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    Could be Oregon. I picked up a heap from a demolished warehouse a few years ago and it looked very similar to that.


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    I'll second Oregon.

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    Thanks for the replies but from what I know of Oregon it should have a pine odour when cut and this has none. The weight is similar to that of king billy and growth rings on the end grain only 1mm apart. Will post a better picture tomorrow.
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    It looks very much like western red cedar but WRC is very light in weight and extremely soft.
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    Aus Cedar has a lot of variety, from very pale, almost white, though yellows, pinks and reds up to a dark, chocolate brown. Similarly, the grain can be anywhere from fine, tight rings through to rings more expected from plantation radiata.

    It's variable enough that I've worked pieces that showed all of the above in one 3mx190x45 length!

    Quite soft - dingable with a firm thumbnail - and lightweight, though. It also has a distinctive aroma similar to, but not quite the same as, true Cedars. This can be very faint in some pieces, however.

    What you have does look very much like Douglas Fir or Oregon, esp. with the alternating ring colours. This isn't typical of Aus Cedar. And while you can tell a lot by the smell, the absence of scent doesn't automatically mean it is not <insert timber name here>. 'Cos sometimes it is...
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    Hi folks some more pics. The first is end grain with huon pine for comparison. The second has a long piece of red cedar and a short beam section of Oregon. Guess it is most likely to be an American species most probably red cedar. Thanks for your assistance guys.
    Cheers Wayne

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