The cellular structure of Redwood is unique and has made it one of the most desirable wood products for outdoor use, especially suited for decking. Redwood heartwood contains Tannins and is naturally resistant to decay and insects.
No other softwood has the rich beauty, deep red to reddish yellow hues or long-lasting performance of redwood.
In general, all wood acts like a sponge; when it absorbs moisture it swells and when it loses moisture it shrinks. Redwood has thinner cell walls which shrink and swell less than other woods, more stability means redwood is less likely to warp, split, cup or check.
Redwood is a favorite with builders because it is lightweight but strong, easy to saw, nail and drill.
Redwood contains little or no messy pitch or resins.
There are over 30 different grades of redwood lumber including general purpose grades and for a single use. Redwood is graded by appearance and durability, with criteria defined by the Redwood Inspection Service. For a complete explanation of the uses and varied benefits of each grade, click here.
What J&W Lumber offers
Expertise - Specializing in Redwood lumber for over 50 years provides J&W Lumber employees have the experience, training and know how necessary to provide unparalleled support in selecting the right products for your back yard project.
Selection - J&W Lumber offers all grades of Redwood, from Merch to Clear Heart .
Sizes - J&W Lumber can provide virtually any size of Redwood board up to 20 foot lengths. From lath to timbers all sizes are available at any one of the six J&W Lumber locations.