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Redwood (Botanical: Sequoia sempervirens)

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woodworking characteristicsRedwood Characteristics

This 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 of RedwoodColor Range

The heartwood varies in color from light cherry red to dark reddish-brown or mahogany.

other names for RedwoodOther Names

California redwood, Coast redwood, Redwood, Sequoia

uses for RedwoodSome Typical Uses

Exterior furniture and other outdoor projects. The burls are used in musical instruments, fancy furniture, turnings, decorative projects, jewelry boxes

the Redwood treeWhat'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.

where Redwood growsRedwood grows in

North America, California

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