Redwood: One of the most valuable timber species, because of its impressive resistance
to decay, redwood was extensively used for railroad ties and trestles throughout
US. Redwood is used in the production of table, veneers, and turned goods.
Industrial Applications: N/A
Residential & Commercial Applications: Redwood is a beautiful wood, so it's ideal
for highly visible applications such as porch posts and exposed beams.
Spruce: Pound for pound, fiber for fiber, Spruce lumber has the highest weight to
strength ratio making it an attractive solution for strong and light wood products.
Industrial Applications: Aircraft Veneer, Oars, Boat Building, Sound boards, Music
Instruments, Building Construction.
Residential & Commercial Applications: Interior and exterior construction work and
Framing and Construction.
Western Red Cedar: The soft red-brown timber has a tight, straight grain and few
knots. It is valued for its distinct appearance, aroma, and its high natural resistance
Cypress: Remarkably fine and close in grain, very durable, of a beautiful reddish-brown
color, and resinously fragrant.
Industrial Applications: Waterfront docks and shipping ports use cypress where beams
are partially submerged. Small boats and skiffs constructed from cypress lumber outlast
other lumber products, and even caskets are regularly fashioned from cypress.
Residential & Commercial Applications: Cypress is desirable for building outdoor
decks and fences. Furniture.
Aromatic Cedar: Cedar is red in color and the thin sapwood is nearly white. The grain
is very fine and even except for knots. It has a delicate fragrance.