European Redwood Timber
Part of our European Softwoods range, our Redwood timber is imported from Sweden, Finland and Russia – with grades varying according to 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.
Simply use the Cutting List tool to the right to select how you'd like your European Redwood timber machined and to what measurements, and we'll cut it to suit your specifications.
Cut to Size / Planed Redwood Planed Timber
The sapwood is creamy-white to yellow in colour, narrow, especially in northern environments, becoming wider in the southern areas, and the heartwood is pale yellowish-brown to reddish-brown, resinous, and usually distinct from the sapwood. The growth rings are clearly marked by the denser late-wood.
The quality of the timber is affected by the conditions of growth, climate, soil elevation, etc, more than most timbers because of its wide and varying distribution, and these factors affect the texture, density and size and number of knots. The weight of dried timber is about 510 kg/m³.
Ordering Redwood Planed Timber
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.
Frequently Asked Questions about Redwood Planed Timber
What can this timber be used for?
Scandinavian Redwood Timber is used for: Joinery - Exterior and Interior, Skirting, Architrave, Dado, Furniture and many more. The diameter of such pines normally results in board widths of 100mm - 225mm. Edge-glued panels are imported in large volumes for pine furniture manufacturers, with lamination widths usually about 45mm.
How strong and durable is this timber?
For its weight, European Redwood is strong and moderately hard, although UK plantation-grown timber is slightly softer and weaker than that from other sources. European Redwood is slightly durable.
What are its physical properties?
In general, the timber works easily and well with both hand and machine tools, but ease of working and quality of finish is dependent upon the size, and number of knots, and the degree of resin present. The wood is capable of a smooth, clean finish and can be glued, stained, varnished and painted satisfactorily, and takes nails and screws well.
Click & Collect and Delivery - Timbersource usually aims to dispatch orders within 10 working days for most requirements. We will endeavour to complete your order ahead of schedule.
Next Day / Same Working Day
Click and Collect - Same working day collection when you order by 12:00pm**
Delivery - Next working day delivery when you order by 12:00pm (please call +44 (0) 1373 469905 to ask if we can offer Same Working Day Delivery)
**Subject to Stock availability and excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Christmas Periods.
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