Everyone should stand in an old growth Redwood forest at least once in his or her lifetime.  The sheer splendor will take your breath away and the surrounding air smells so organic that you can smell the life teaming in it.   Figured Redwood lumber can also take your breath away, especially Lace Burl, perfectly suited for fine furniture projects and musical instruments.  Plain Redwood is a good utility lumber for outdoor and construction projects.

  • Figured Redwood is used for fine veneers and lumber
  • Durable outdoors
  • Species threatened by over harvesting

Characteristics of Figured Redwood

Origin of Wood Type California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia
Botanical Name Sequoia sempervirens
Specific Gravity 0.42
Avg. Weight Per BF 2.17 lb/ bf
Color Range Red – Brown
Rarity / Availability Burl & figured material is rare.  We typically stock figured/burled Redwood only – no “plain” stock. We also carry “Sinker Redwood” (water- salvaged, reclaimed material).
Typical Avg. Width 4″ to 24″, can be found extremely wide
Typical Avg. Length 3′ to 16′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Furniture, Musical Instruments, Veneer, Wood Turning, Posts, Panels, Telephone Poles, Exterior Projects and much more
Lumber Grades Burl, Figured, Reclaimed
Other Trade Names Redwood, California Redwood, Vavona Burr, Sinker Redwood, Water Salvaged Redwood, Reclaimed Redwood, Sequoia

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Sample Pictures of Redwood

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.