Northern and Appalachian Red Oak, White Oak, Silver Leaf Soft Maple, Aromatic Red Cedar, and Ash.
The red cedar wood is highly aromatic and planes and shapes easily. Regarded as excellent in resistance to both decay and insect attack, Aromatic Red Cedar is frequently used for fence posts used in direct ground contact with no pre-treating of the wood. However, it only has moderate screw and nail holding properties.
Overall, Aromatic Red Cedar is easy to work, notwithstanding any knots or irregularities present in the wood. It reportedly has a high silica content, which can dull cutters. Aromatic Red Cedar glues and finishes well, though in many applications, the wood is left unfinished to preserve its aromatic properties.
Closet and chest linings, carvings, and outdoor furniture.