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Forum topic by Oneway57 posted 07-25-2014 01:06 PM 949 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-25-2014 01:06 PM

As you know from my last post”barn full of redwood”. I have relocated all the redwood
And I am calling people for possible sale. I am posting some pictures of the
Lumber stamps for your interpretation. You guys are very knowledgable and
I need the information. Thanks for all your comments.


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#1 posted 07-25-2014 01:44 PM

K.D. is kiln dried. Many code enforcement requires the certified KD material. I don’t know what CRA is, but would assume its the certifying agent.

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#2 posted 07-25-2014 01:46 PM

Do a quick search of the PALCO lumber company. Interesting read.

The CRA is the California Redwood Association which certifies the wood’s origin and harvesting methods.

Basically you have kiln dried, old growth redwood. It isn’t the same type of redwood currently available, and if it is clear lumber (especially the wide boards) it should bring premium prices. You cannot find true old growth redwood anymore.

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#3 posted 07-25-2014 01:57 PM

Looks like the “Nova Scotia” which so perplexed me and others on your previous post is a bit of a red herring – Palco was based out of a California town called Scotia (originally Forestville), apparently because a large number of people from Nova Scotia (and from New Brunswick, where I live) in eastern Canada migrated there to work in forestry. So maybe they named some of the wood in their honor at one point.
CRA: California Redwood Association, like SamuraiSaw mentioned.
There’s no doubt that you have California Redwood.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#4 posted 07-25-2014 09:13 PM

Thank you

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#5 posted 07-25-2014 09:14 PM


Do a quick search of the PALCO lumber company. Interesting read.

The CRA is the California Redwood Association which certifies the wood s origin and harvesting methods.

Basically you have kiln dried, old growth redwood. It isn t the same type of redwood currently available, and if it is clear lumber (especially the wide boards) it should bring premium prices. You cannot find true old growth redwood anymore.

- SamuraiSaw


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