Redwood (Botanical: Sequoia sempervirens)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Redwood - all products are listed at bottom
Redwood CharacteristicsThis is a soft, straight grained wood and highly resistant to decay and insect damage. A good outdoor wood. Redwood burls are very common as well, which yield highly figured and attractive pieces.
Color RangeThe heartwood varies in color from light cherry red to dark reddish-brown or mahogany.
Other NamesCalifornia redwood, Coast redwood, Redwood, Sequoia
Some Typical UsesExterior furniture and other outdoor projects. The burls are used in musical instruments, fancy furniture, turnings, decorative projects, jewelry boxes
What's the Tree Like?The height of the mature tree is reported to be commonly from 200 to 325 feet (61 to 99 m), with a trunk diameter of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.6 m). The world's tallest tree is reported to be a Redwood, measuring about 368 feet (112 m) in height.
Redwood grows inNorth America, California
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