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Balsa
Basswood
Beech
Birch
Black Locust
Black Walnut
Black Willow
Bubinga
Butternut
Catalpa
Cherry
Chestnut
Cottonwood
Cypress
Dark Red Meranti
Douglas-Fir
Eastern Hemlock
Eastern Red Cedar
Eastern Spruce
Goncalo Alves
Hackberry
Hard Maple
Hickory
Holly
Honeylocust
Indian Rosewood
Ipe
Jarrah
Jelutong
Larch
Light Red Meranti
Light Virola
Limba
Magnolia
Mesquite
Myrtle
Northern White Cedar
Obeche
Okoume
Padauk
Pau Marfim
Pecan
Persimmon
Pinkwood
Port-Orford Cedar
Primavera
Purpleheart
Radiata Pine
Red Alder
Red Oak
Redgum
Redwood
Rock Elm
Santa Maria
Sapele
Sassafras
Soft Elm
Soft Maple
South American Cedar
Southern Pine
Sycamore
Teak
Tupelo
Wenge
Western Hemlock
Western Red Cedar
White Meranti
White Oak
White Pine
Yellow Meranti
Yellow-Poplar
Zebrano

     
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Wood Properties of Redwood

Redwood Alternative Name 1
Sequoia

Redwood Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Redwood Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Redwood Availability of Wood
Limited

Redwood Available As Lumber
Yes

Redwood Available as Veneer
No

Redwood Available only in small sizes
No

Redwood Bending Strength
Low

Redwood Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Redwood Botanical Name
Sequoia sempervirens

Redwood Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Redwood Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Redwood Color of Wood
Red Brown

Redwood Contrast between growth rings
Even

Redwood Crushing Strength
Low

Redwood Decorative Figure
Yes

Redwood Density
Moderate

Redwood Drilling
Good

Redwood Fill before Finishing
Insufficient Data Available

Redwood Gluing
Very good

Redwood Grain
Straight

Redwood Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Redwood Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Faint growth ring stripe

Redwood Hand Tooling
Average

Redwood Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Redwood Hardwood or Softwood
Softwood

Redwood Harmful Properties
May cause respiratory problems

Redwood Interlocked Grain
No

Redwood Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Redwood Machine Tools
Average

Redwood Mortising
Good

Redwood Movement after drying
Low

Redwood Nail Holding
Poor - Nails pull out easily

Redwood Nailing
Very good - Rarely splits wood

Redwood Natural Durability
Durable

Redwood Number of Knots
High

Redwood Painting
Good

Redwood Planing
Good

Redwood Polishing
Good

Redwood Pounds per cubic foot maximum
28

Redwood Pounds per cubic foot minimum
26

Redwood Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Redwood Sanding
Good

Redwood Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Redwood Screw Holding
Poor - Screws pull out easily

Redwood Screwing
Very Good - Screwing rarely splits wood

Redwood Shaping
Good

Redwood Size of Knots
Large

Redwood Size of Pores
Insufficient Data Available

Redwood Specific Gravity
Moderate

Redwood Specific Gravity maximum
.42

Redwood Specific Gravity minimum
.4

Redwood Staining
Good

Redwood Steam Bending
Poor

Redwood Stiffness
Moderate

Redwood Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Redwood Texture of the Wood
Fine

Redwood Toughness
Low

Redwood Turning
Good

Redwood Weight
Light

Redwood Wood Defects
Honeycomb (or collapse), stain

Redwood Work Notes
Requires care, splinters and bruises easily

Redwood Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Redwood Use for Carving
no

Redwood Use for Cooperage
no

Redwood Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Redwood Use for Flooring
no

Redwood Use for Furniture
YES

Redwood Use for Handles
no

Redwood Use for Heavy Construction
no

Redwood Use for Inlay
no

Redwood Use for Interior Finish
no

Redwood Use for Light Construction
YES

Redwood Use for Marine Applications
no

Redwood Use for Marquetry
no

Redwood Use for Millwork
YES

Redwood Use for Models and Patterns
no

Redwood Use for Musical Instruments
no

Redwood Use for Novelties
no

Redwood Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Redwood Use for Shingles
YES

Redwood Use for Sports Equipment
no

Redwood Use for Turnery
no

Redwood Use for Woodenware
no





     
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