Cedar is a wood of various colors, depending on its area of growing. For example, the Siberian cedar is distinguished in that it has a bright yellow color and the kernel is yellow and pink. The timber texture is soft and smooth. Cedar does not have high strength and hardness. However, it is incredibly resistant to decay. It’s barely eaten by insects. Cedar has a very strong coniferous smell.
It’s one of the coniferous timbers that aren’t polished, it’s waxed. Cedar is moisture-resistant, heat-resistant, and not affected by insects because of the essential oils it contains. Cedar timber is considered a good material for carvings, as it is easy to handle with cutting tools.