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CEDAR, LEBANON

Cedrus libani

Cedrus libani of the family Pinaceae, native to Lebanon and a few other Mediterranean areas. The binomial name Cedrus libani has several synonyms, the most commonly seen of which is Pinus cedrus. Known both as Lebanon cedar and cedar of Lebanon, there are numerous other common names, but most are just foreign language representations of "Lebanon cedar" and "Cedar of Lebanon" and none of them appear to be used in the USA.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of Lebanon cedar / Cedrus libani --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


quartersawn Lebanon cedar veneer --- a long piece and then a closeup of same. The color is more like the distance shot (a fairly lively tan with a hint of orange), not the more dull brown of the closeup.


quartersawn lebanon cedar sheets and a closeup

web pics:


Lebanon cedar planks


planks, all from the same vendor, listed as Lebanon cedar / Cedrus libani


planks and closeup --- the closeup has both levels of enlargement


planks and closeup --- the closeup has both levels of enlargement


Lebanon cedar turning block and end grain


Lebanon cedar bowl blanks


two views of some Lebanon cedar turning stock


bookmatched flat cut veneer


quartersawn veneer


Lebanon cedar veneer all from the same vendor


Lebanon cedar sheets --- closeups with both levels of enlargement --- color seems too pink to me, and that's typical of this vendor. The second pic shows some tiny ray flakes which can be seen clearly in the 2nd enlargement







bowl of Lebanon cedar


Lebanon cedar bowls turned and photographed by Tom Pleatman, whom I thank for these pics and other contributions to the site. Big enlargements are present.


Lebanon cedar vase by Steve Earis with big enlargements available that REALLY show the grain