Grown only in southern Oregon and Northern California, Port Orford Cedar is very limited in supply. It has earned a reputation for it's strength and decay-resistance, and has an odor described as ginger-like or lemon-scented. Historically the Japanese have considered it a close enough variety to their prized hinoke and have used it as a substitute for Japanese architecture, fine boat building, railroad ties and fence posts (its heartwood has an in-ground life of 20-25 years). Renown for its beauty, durability, structural integrity and natural decay-resistance, Port Orford Cedar is an ideal wood for timber structures, and hot tubs.
POC color is a fine texture, straight grain, light colored wood with a pleasant and sweet-spicy scent. Its texture remains smooth with absolutely no raised grain or splintering. The color can also be described as a creamy white hue.