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Swedish Redwood

Swatch showing the approximate colour of swedish redwood


Timber Specification for Swedish Redwood


Please note if FSC/PEFC certified wood is required please specify at time of placing an order.


Swedish Redwood

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.

Working properties

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

Redwood timber



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