I am seeking some help with ID'ing some timebr. It has been supplied to me as Western Red Cedar but I am pretty certain that it is not. I am sorry but I don't have pics at this time but will post some tomorrow if nobody can recognise it from the description.
It is approx the same density as WRC , maybe just a touch heavier. It planes up to a really bright purple colour with frequent and very marked white patches distributed all the way through the board. This white marking doesn't appear to be sapwood as it is throughout the board and is in small discrete patches range from a few inches in area. The timber has a strong odour but a different smell to WRC, more "disinfectanty" than WRC. There is also many more knots in these boards than with WRC at the grade that this material is meant to be (clear).
I have purchased lots of Cedar and know that it can be very variable in colour but this stuff is unlike anything that I have seen in the past. I have contacted the supplier who claim that it is WRC and are going to send their rep out to look at it but wondered if anybody here recognised the description and could point me at the correct species.