NOTICE: Last Dates for Planed and Jointed Orders 2017We normally try to complete planed orders in 5-7 working days, so orders placed before the 14th may make it in time for Christmas. If you need your delivery guaranteed for Christmas, make sure to select express delivery at checkout. It's now unfortunately too late to order jointed timber to be delivered via standard delivery before Christmas. If you wish to receive your order before the 22nd December then please contact our sales team on 01373 469905.
Redwood Timber Cut to Size
When you order Redwood timber cut to size, you need to know that the product we deliver to you is going to meet your exact specifications. To guarantee that this will occur, we have developed our cutting calculator tool. All you need to do is enter the required dimensions, as well as your chosen machining method, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Each piece of our Redwood timber is sourced in compliance with The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), and we make full use of our 160 years of combined industry experience to select only the best wood available. Your timber is then cut to size in our private mill and machining shop, and delivered to you as soon as possible.
Ordering Redwood Timber Cut to Size from Timbersource
Part of our European Softwoods range, our Redwood timber is imported from Sweden, Finland and Russia – with grades varying according the intended usage. When ordering Redwood from Timbersource, it is worth noting that it is kilned prior to shipping. This means that the moisture count will be around 18% - slightly higher than most kiln dried softwood. Knots are relatively common, but their size and quality vary according to the part of the tree from which the timber was taken.
Ordering Redwood timber will provide you with a wood which machines well, and will stain and paint to an excellent finish. Redwood will dry well with minimal shrinkage, and generally takes both nails and glue moderately well. The heartwood is relatively resistant to preservative treatment, while the sapwood is permeable. Overall, this is a reasonably strong timber with low shock resistance properties.
What is European Redwood?
European Redwood timber (also referred to as Scandinavian Pine is imported from Sweden, Finland and Russia. The grades vary for different uses. Knots are common in the timber but their size and quality vary according to the part of the tree from which boards are converted.
It should be noted that the timber is kilned prior to shipping but the moisture content is often about 18%, and therefore higher than most kiln dried hardwood moisture contents.
The diameter of such pines normally result in board widths of 100mm - 225mm.
Edge-glued panels are imported in large volumes for pine furniture manufacturers, with lamination widths usually about 45mm.
Latin name Pinus sylvestris
European Redwood Also known as Scots pine (UK), Baltic redwood, Finnish redwood, Archangel redwood, Russian redwood, Polish redwood, red deal, yellow deal
Introduction "Scots pine" and "European redwood" are the trade names generally used in the UK to differentiate between homegrown and imported Pinus sylvestris.
Environmental Not listed in CITES. Available from well-managed sources.
European Redwood Distribution Widely distributed in Europe and northern Asia. It is found in the mountains of Spain and in the UK, especially in Scotland, at its westerly limits, in the north-west of Norway in a northerly direction, spreading east through northern Europe into Asia, and reaching the Verkhoyansk Range, while its extreme southerly point is in Spain, in the Sierra Nevada in Andalusia. It is found in the Maritime Alps in France, and in the eastern Pyrenees, and in the Caucasus and Transylvanian Alps. It is the only true pine indigenous to the British Isles, being native to Scotland and just over the border; elsewhere in the UK the forests are generally the result of planting.
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