Uses for vertical grain redwood

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Forum topic by JoeRPhilly posted 12-31-2014 02:01 PM 899 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2014 02:01 PM

I just picked up a few 1×12 clear vertical grain redwood boards from clist. They were sitting in a basement for a while and have some stains and scratches, but I’ve never seen such tight straight grain. Doesn’t seem like you can easily find stuff like this anymore, especially on the east coast. I was planning to cut and laminate pieces for parts of an outdoor railing I need to build. Now I’m wondering if I should save them for something different. Anyone know some uses for this? Is this stuff common? Seems to be old growth. How’s it work with hand tools, seems like it would be awesome

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 12:27 AM

Wow, quite the find. Clear heart redwood in 1×12 is even hard to find here in Ca where redwood is plentiful. If it was available here, would run about $5 to $7 a board foot. Would make a nice redwood bench or outdoor furniture. Don’t waste it on planter boxes though.

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 03:34 AM

I would save it for back panels for a fine wall hung display cabinet,Or drawer sides for a special piece.
Clear old growth red wood is very nice to work,Keep in mind it’s going to very stable and will behave very well.So use it were it’s needed most!

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