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Can someone tell me what kind of wood this is?

I bought this barn door on craigslist and have been working on it to turn it into a desk table top. However, I'm unclear on what type of wood it is. My father believed it might be cedar but I'm not sure. It's definitely a softwood but that's about all I can tell. I don't do much woodworking so I'm terrible at telling what kind of wood is what. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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I'm not the best at identifying wood either but maybe spruce?

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Yellow pine
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Possibly Western Cedar by the looks of the end grain breaking out.
Very difficult to tell by photos.
If Western Cedar, it has a strong pungent odor.

The grain pattern in 2 middle photos tend to make me lean toward Western Cedar also.
Note that Western Cedar is not like Eastern Red Cedar that we see in the typical cedar Chests.

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I vote western cedar. Next time you are at your lumber company take a sniff of the cedar there and see if the wood you have smells the same when cut.
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