Eastern red cedar reaches heights of 40 to 50 feet and has a spread of 8 to 15 feet. This tree has a pyramidal shape that spreads out as it grows older. Cedar has reddish heart wood with white sap wood along its borders and is generally filled with knots. When turned, the contrasting reddish brown color of the heart wood, and the light sap wood yields fascinating patterns. The plentiful knots adds further to the uniqueness of each piece. Unfortunately, the typical aromatic properties of freshly turned wood is lost during the application of the finish.