Sequoia (Californian Redwood)

Description: the heartwood varies from a light cherry red to a dark red or mahogany. The sapwood is almost white or a pale yellow. The grain is variable, slow growth wood is typically straight and even grained, while secondary growth wood is usually straight yet uneven grained. Texture can vary from narrow even growth rings to coarse wide growth rings within the same tree. It is resistant to fungi and wood destroying insects. Bending strength is medium and is of medium weight and has maximum crushing strength. Likely to dent as it is a soft wood.


Origin: North America


Uses: boat building, decorative veneering, decking, furniture/cabinet making, cigar/tobacco boxes, timber framed houses (in the States as it is fire resistant), jewellery boxes.



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