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 siding, decking and lumber for all kinds of projects.
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
If you don’t see what you are looking for don’t hesitate to email us and request a custom job.
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.
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.
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|
|Shakes and Shingles|
|Post and Beams||Surfaced Four Sides S4S|
|Free of Heart Center (F.O.H.C.)|
|Surfaced One Side and Two Edges (S1S2E)|
|Surfaced For Sides (S4S)|
|Paneling & Patterns|
|Tongue and groove|
|Tongue and Groove|
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.
Tongue & Groove, S4S, Rough Cut, S1S2E
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