Redwood is light, soft and naturally durable but has considerably lower strength properties than radiata pine so is not generally used as a structural timber.
Heartwood color can range from a light pinkish brown to a deep reddish brown. Sapwood is a pale white/yellow. Grain is generally straight, though figured pieces may be be wavy or irregular. Coarse texture and low natural luster.
Medium-high colour contrast
Not generally used as a structural timber
Dimensionally very stable
Attractive interior finishing timber
Density (12% mc) – 360 kg/m3
Hardness – (dry) 1.9 kN
Redwood is an attractive interior finishing timber, and is often used for:
Exterior furniture and joinery
Appropriately graded heartwood is suitable for cladding