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  My understanding is...
  Posted by: Bnystrom on Apr-21-13 11:25 AM (EST)

...that they're pretty much the same weight, but northern white cedar tends to have a lot of knots. Western red cedar varies considerably in weight and I've found a few pieces that were very light. It also varies a lot in moisture content, so I try to let my wood dry for a few weeks before carving it.

I'm just speculating, but it seems that mills that produce cedar lumber don't dry it as much as other species or protect it as much during shipment, possibly because it's not prone to rot. I've found some pieces that were bone dry and others that were wringing wet in the same pallet of boards.

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