Redwood » Sequoia sempervirens
Redwood Wood 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. The Redwood tree grows in North America, California
2.33lbs /Bd. Ft.
-34.92% lighter than red oak(3.58 /bd. ft.)
480Janka Rating (?)
-62.79% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
0.40Specific Gravity (?)
-37.50% less dense than red oak(.64)
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