Timber Specification for Swedish Redwood
Please note if FSC/PEFC certified wood is required please specify at time of placing an order.
Timbers of a good size are available as the girth of the Redwood tree is fairly large. The Redwood species contains the largest and tallest trees in the world. Redwood is often used as a substitute for Teak.
Redwood timber is used for furniture, mouldings, joinery, kitchen cabinets, doors, panelling, construction and flooring. It is also often used as a teak substitute.
Colour – Redwood timber has a reddish cast with a distinctive figuring caused by the growth rings.
Grain – Well defined annual rings.
Texture – Medium
Strength – Medium overall strength. It is not a stiff timber and has a low shock resistance. It is very stable.
Ease Of Drying – Dries well and only shrinks a little
Movement In Service – Stable, low shock resistance
Preservative Treatment – The sapwood is permeable for preservative treatment, but the heartwood is moderately resistant.
Machining – Machines well
Workability – Redwood timber works easily in general but knots or resin can sometimes cause problems. Grades vary and Unsorted Redwood and Vth Redwood are stocked by Illingworth Ingham (M/cr) Ltd, with the Unsorted having fewer knots.
Nailing – Satisfactory
Screwing – Satisfactory
Gluing – Glues well
Bending – Does not bend well
Staining and Painting – Gives an excellent finish