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Eastern Red Cedar, Pencil Cedar, Red Juniper (Juniperus virginiana) belongs to the Cypress family and is spread along the eastern North American Coast down through Florida. Its common name is Cedar due to the wood's aromatic scent, but it is no true cedar wood. The fine-grained soft wood is purplish to rose-red with pale white to creamy sapwood, with characteristic streaks of lighter coloured sapwood. The heartwood often contains large knots. It is fragrant, very light and very durable. This wood is demanded as lining for clothes chests and closets because it is naturally resistant to rot and is avoided by moths. Today luxurious items like humidors and handcrafted objects are made from this versatile wood.