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Wood of the day #13: Sequoia (Old growth)

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-16-2015 01:51 AM 862 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Giant Sequoia (Old growth) Part 13 of Wood of the day series Part 14: Sequoia (Burl) »

  • Common name(s): Sequoia, Redwood, Coast Redwood, Coastal Redwood, California Redwood
  • Botanical name: Sequoia sempervirens
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: In a narrow stretch along the Pacific coast of North America, California to Oregon.
  • Description: Very lightweight wood with a papery feel to it, 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.
    Coast redwood is one of the most valuable timber species in the lumbering industry.
    These can grow big, really big, but not as large as the big brother Giant Sequoia. Largest is the Lost Monarch
  • Sampled by: Me


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