For decking and rails, siding, high-quality fencing and privacy screens, or your next construction project, redwood lumber offers numerous benefits. An ideal combination of natural beauty and durability, redwood is both pleasing to the eye and long-wearing. It is naturally resistant to weather, decay, and insects and doesn’t require a lot of upkeep, paint, or varnish to protect it over time. Unlike some other woods, redwood won’t warp, check, or split, so it will maintain its structural stability for years of use and enjoyment.
Custom Milling, Pattern Matching, and a Wide Range of Dimensions
We have dozens of sizes available — everything from 1” x 2” up to 6” x 6” and 2” x 12”. For sizes that we don’t carry in our regular inventory, we offer custom milling and cutting, so we can provide almost anything you’re looking for. If you need more material for an existing project, we offer pattern and color matching, so you can achieve a unified look.
Know Your Redwood Lumber Grades
We offer a range of redwood grades that are optimal for different purposes, so you can find exactly what you need for your project. Our most popular grades are:
Heart grades like this one indicate wood that has been taken from the interior heartwood of the tree. Due to its structure, this wood is the most naturally resistant to insects and decay. B Heart is an architectural grade that perfect for situations where a high degree of both beauty and durability are desired. It is most often used for siding, decking, and outdoor furniture.
Because appearance is an important part of Redwood’s value, one of the factors it is graded on is the presence, or lack thereof, of knots, stains, and flaws. Clear grades have been judged to be largely free from knots. Select Clear is an architectural grade that is ideal for siding, paneling, cabinetry, and whenever attractiveness and dimensional stability are a priority.
Construction Heart, like all heartwood grades, comes from the most decay and insect resistant part of the tree. It is ideal for uses where the wood will be on or near the soil, such as posts, patio grids, or bulkheads. Because it is a garden grade, it is more affordable than the architectural grades, but won’t have their flawless appearance. Choose Construction Heart when you need maximum durability, but when knots and other cosmetic flaws are acceptable.
While Construction Common won’t be quite as durable or attractive as the heart grades, it’s a great, economical option for garden structures. Because it comes from sapwood, it won’t have the same high level of resistance to decay and insects that heartwood does, so it is ideal for structures that will be built above the ground. A garden grade, Construction Common is a great choice when affordability is desired, but knots and flaws will have little to no effect.
Choose the Right Material for the Job
Here at Redwood Northwest, we have a lot of friends who work in construction or enjoy woodworking as a hobby, and over the years, we have seen some incredible projects built with our redwood lumber. For beautifying or furnishing a home, landscape, or garden, there’s nothing that’ll do the job quite as well as redwood.
Contact us with any questions you have or to get your order started.