This aromatic evergreen is a member of the redwood
family and grows in Hawaii to around 80 feet in heigth and 1 1/2 feet in
diameter. Frequently called "Japanese cedar," Sugi is the national
tree of Japan used in decorative oranamentals and found around the sacred
temples. The wood is a soft, lightweight wood that is easily worked and
durable. The sapwood is white to yellowish, and the heartwood reddish brown.
Because of its aroma, Sugi is frequently used in jewelry boxes, drawers
and other furniture pieces.
Sugi Pine is stocked in 4/4 thickness and normally
retails for $4.25 a
board foot, but during our Wood of the Month special is now... $3.40 a board foot.
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