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California Redwood

Scientific Name: Sequoia sempervirens

The Redwood trees of California have been harvested since the time of the first Spanish settlers, 400 years ago. It is a highly prized lumber product renowned for several unique features. One of the most dimensionally stable of the western softwoods, redwood is not prone to checking and splitting, and therefore is less damaged by weathering. It is decay-resistant in all heartwood grades, so heartwood can be used near the ground. Redwood is more insect repellent in all-heartwood grades than other softwoods, yet it is lightweight.

Despite being one of the lightest of softwoods Redwood provides adequate strength for a wide variety of uses. It is superior in insulation values. The minute cell structure with thousands of air-filled cavities accounts for Redwood’s thermal insulation values. Redwood is easily machined, easy to saw and nail and has superior gluing properties as well as superior finish-holding ability. It is known for its easy maintenance and beautiful color: a deep reddish brown that darkens with age. 

Redwood is most often used for applications where high moisture levels are a problem for other types of wood. It is also specified for its exquisite coloring. We offer redwood sidingdecking and lumber for all kinds of projects. 

Lumber Sizing

When ordering your Redwood products it is important to understand lumber sizing.  Lumber is generally going to be sold on what is called Nominal Sizing rather than Net Sizing. An example of this would be to order a 2″x4″.   Though the board is nominally called a 2″x4″ its net size may be 1.5″ x 3.5″ if it has been surfaced on all four sides.   

If you need a particular net size of material, please be sure to make your sales representative aware of the exact net size so they can provide you with the right piece of lumber.

Available Grades

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  • Clear All Heart Vertical Grain

According to the Redwood Inspection Service standards, “…clear all heart is grade of exceptional value, without peer among softwoods for both interior and exterior uses. This grade must be heartwood, well manufactured and of a uniformly high quality suitable for finish. Most pieces are entirely clear or have only a few minor characteristics , such as medium stains, light crook, light cup, and end checks no longer than 2 inches long.” The reverse side and one edge may be heart clear graded.

  • Clear All Heart Mix Grain

According to the Redwood Inspection Service standards, “…clear all heart mix is grade of exceptional value, without peer among softwoods for both interior and exterior uses. This grade must be heartwood, well manufactured and of a uniformly high quality suitable for finish. Most pieces are entirely clear or have only a few minor characteristics , such as medium stains, light crook, light cup, and end checks no longer than 2 inches long.” The reverse side and one edge may be heart clear graded.

  • Aye Clear
According to the Redwood Inspection Service standards, “…is a quality appearance grade that may contain both heartwood and sapwood and permits larger and more numerous characteristics than allow in Clear. B is intended for use where only one face and one edge are exposed.” This Clear grade contains sapwood. Sapwood is the outer layer of growth between the bark and the heartwood which contain the sap. Some characteristics of this lumber may contain knots~ sound tight, stain, crook, cup, surface checks and some torn grain.
B Heart

The Heart B is intended for use where only one face and one edge are exposed. It shall be entirely heartwood. This material may have knots ~ sound tight and star checked, holes, stain, wrap, splits, surface checks and some birds eye.

  1. Construction Heart

This is an excellent heartwood grade recommend for uses around the home, garden and general construction. It shall have mostly heartwood except an occasional piece with sapwood showing on one side of the corner of the board. This shall be graded from the best face. Some characteristics of this lumber are knots~tight either sound or unsound, spike knots, stain, crook, cup, shake, and some splits.

California Redwood Products In Application

Redwood is one of the lightest North American softwoods used in structural applications. However it is comparatively strong to other heavier species. It’s resistance to checking, cupping andd warping male it an excellent choice for any lumber, board and/or timber project.

Browse our line of products below, or browse by species on the lumber species page. We aslo have a Raw Lumber Picture Gallery.

If you don’t see what you are looking for don’t hesitate to email us and request a custom job.

Timbers

Rough sawn or surfaced timbers in lengths up to 50 feet. Hand hewing and corbels available to achieve any look your project demans.

Decking

outstanding weathering in this softwood guarantees you'll enjoy your deck for years to come In stock and ready to ship Redwood decking products.

Siding

Few other woods equal the finish grade and dimensional stability of Redwood siding. Browse the gallery and see for yourself. Tongue and groove siding pictures in application.

Interior Paneling

Redwood paneling is flat out gorgeous, as you can see. It brings a rich color to any room and enhance any design. We offer a selection of clear grades Redwood traditional and custom milled pattterns.

Ceiling Paneling

Bring a warm atmosphere to your home with interior Redwood finishes. If we don't have it in inventory, we offer additional special order sizing and patterns.

Fencing

Redwood is our most popular fencing material, with beautiful dark rich tones and durability it is sure to transform your garden.

Garden Structures

A popular choice for the most visible features in your garden, from benches to pergolas. With Redwood, you can integrate the indoors and outdoor living in your home with garden and patio structures.

Redwood Boards

Rich colors and great workability make Redwood a material suited for vitrtually any application. Wether you are paneling, triming, creating some accent features or simply restoring a great old house, Redwood can perform.

Raw Lumber Product Chart

Roofing and Exterior
Siding
Decking
Shakes and Shingles
Post and Beams Surfaced Four Sides S4S
Rough Cut
Free of Heart Center (F.O.H.C.)
Boards
Surfaced One Side and Two Edges (S1S2E)
Surfaced For Sides (S4S)
Rough Cut
Paneling & Patterns
Tongue and groove
Double Flush
Channel
Beaded
Bevels
Tongue and Groove
Double Flush
Channel
Beaded

Characteristics Of Redwood

Acoustic properties: N/A
Density: (oven-dry): 27.22 lb/ft3
Specific Gravity (oven dry): 0.37
Durability: Redwood is rated as resistant to very resistant to heartwood decay.
Finishing: Redwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatments.
Flame spread rating: 65(class II)
Smoke developed classification: N/A
Hardness: 410 lbf
MOE: 1.34 106lbf/in2
Stability: High dimensional stability
Workability: Redwood works easily with both hand and machine tools, with little dulling effect on tools. It planes well, provided the cutters are sharp and it splinters easily when working on the end grain. It holds nails well, and paints and finishes satisfactorily. It also stains well, but glues best with alkaline adhesives.

Available Patterns

Tongue & Groove, S4S, Rough Cut, S1S2E

Projects and Testimonials

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