Distribution: Sierra Nevada Mountains of California
Description: Very lightweight wood with a papery feel to it, Giant Sequoia has a light brown to dark red-brown heartwood and a pale yellow/white sapwood. Its straight grained and easy to split. Takes a really nice shiny finish when hand planed.
Fun facts: This sample is from a Old growth tree and it has a beautiful glittering shimmer about it. This is visible on the right side of the sample and makes for a nice shine with shellac. This wood is considered more or less useless for commercial use due to it being to fragile to fell as the wood tend to split when it hits the ground. Giant sequoias are the world’s largest single trees and largest living thing by volume. Largest is General Sherman)