Name Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as California redwood, coast redwood, sempervirens, and Humboldt redwood.
Sources Grows along Pacific coast of United States in California and Oregon.
Appearance Generally straight grained with a fine to coarse texture. Light red to deep reddish brown heartwood and nearly white sapwood. Very prominent growth rings.
Physical Props Light and soft with moderately low bending and crushing strength, low shock resistance, moderate stiffness, poor steam bending, very good decay resistance and good stability in service.
Working Props Works easily with hand or machine tools but has some tendency to splinter. Turns well. Nails and screws easily but has poor holding properties. Glues quite satisfactorily. Accepts and holds paints exceptionally well.
Uses Used mainly for building construction (siding, sash, doors, finish) as well as tanks, silos, fences, decks, outdoor furniture, boxes, crates, novelties, turnery, shakes, and boat building.