Common name(s): Sequoia, Redwood, Coast Redwood, Coastal Redwood, California Redwood
Botanical name:Sequoia sempervirens
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