Redwood lumber is often used for large, solid structures such as decks and docks. In recent years, demand has increased for custom redwood lumber, which can be expensive and difficult to obtain. In general, custom redwood lumber is made of thicker material than standard lumber.
Redwood lumber is available in two types: rough or sawn lumber and planed lumber. Rough lumber comes from lumber that has not been processed or polished. It can be cut into any length and is often used for outdoor projects, such as decks, docks, and retaining walls. Planed lumber is a thin layer of wood that has been carefully removed to give it a smooth appearance. It is often used for indoor projects, such as cabinetry and shelving.
The term “redwood” is sometimes used to describe other types of lumber, including Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, and cedar. However, redwood is the only species of wood that naturally grows in the form of tall trees.
The lumber is typically sold by the board foot, which is a measure of volume, not weight. A board foot is roughly 1 cubic foot of lumber or 12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches.
Redwood lumber can be used to create a variety of projects, depending on its size and the type of finish applied to the surface.