California Redwoods

Go Big with Redwood: Elevate Your Design and Build Game!

Looking to make a bold statement with your next design or build project? Look no further than redwood! This softwood, native to California, has been used in construction for generations. With its stunning natural beauty, durability, and versatility, redwood is the perfect choice for those who want to create something truly remarkable. Whether you're building a new deck, creating a unique piece of furniture, or designing a breathtaking landscape, redwood has the qualities you need to bring your vision to life. Its rich color and distinctive grain patterns add character and warmth to any project, while its strength and resistance to decay and insects make it a smart investment for the long term. Here's more nitty gritty about why you should consider incorporating redwood into your next project:

Durability: Redwood is an incredibly durable material whose heartwood is resistant to rot, decay, and insects. This makes it a great choice for high-traffic areas, like floors and walls, as it can withstand years of wear and tear. Redwood also has a natural resistance to moisture, which makes it ideal for use in bathrooms and kitchens.

Redwood has a high strength-to-weight ratio, which means that it’s strong and lightweight at the same time. This makes it an ideal choice for applications where strength and durability are important, such as in framing, support beams, and other structural components. Ask us about our special HEART CENTER REDWOOD BEAMS that are stronger for timber frames. Out of the Woods is a favorite among the builders as we handle all of our wood carefully, picking it up either by hand with gloves or with straps and without metal.

Redwood is also known for its stability and dimensional consistency. It has a low shrinkage rate, so it is less likely to split, warp, cup or check and will last longer than other woods. 

Beauty: Redwood's warm, reddish-brown color and distinctive grain patterns make it a stunningly beautiful material that can add richness and warmth to any space. From flooring and paneling to furniture and cabinetry, redwood's unique character and beauty make it a popular choice. 

Versatility: One of the best things about redwood is its versatility. It can be sawn, planed, and sanded to create a wide range of textures and finishes, from smooth and glossy to rustic and rough-hewn. Redwood also holds paints and stains well. It can be stained or painted to match any color scheme, making it an incredibly versatile material for any project.

Sustainability: Redwood is a sustainable material that is harvested from carefully managed forests. Redwood trees grow quickly and can be harvested in a way that promotes healthy forest ecosystems. Additionally, because redwood is a long-lasting material, it can help reduce waste and conserve resources by reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Low-Maintenance: Redwood is a low-maintenance material that requires minimal upkeep. It can be easily cleaned with soap and water and doesn't require any special treatments or coatings to maintain its beauty and durability. This makes redwood a practical choice for any project, whether you're building a new home or renovating an existing space.

So why settle for ordinary materials when you can go big with redwood? From classic to contemporary, rustic to refined, there's no limit to what you can achieve with this exceptional wood. 

Old Growth Redwood

We have a limited stock of old growth redwood from trees felled or left on the ground long ago. Old growth redwood is the most resilient to rot, insects and fire, and is the most premium heartwood available. Contact us for more information.


We can produce all grades of redwood lumber products, in both architectural and garden grades, each with its unique characteristics and properties.

Clear all heart redwood is the highest grade of redwood lumber, free of knots and other imperfections, and contains no sapwood, making it the ideal choice for wood on soil that needs protection from decay and bugs. For applications above ground, sapwood can be used in various grades that suit your budget and aesthetics. A mixture of heartwood and sapwood can provide diverse looks and natural beauty.

We have completed many projects for virtually every application, including artistic monolithic redwood benches. Share your redwood vision with us because we love unique ideas and engineering challenges to help you create something truly extraordinary!

California Redwoods

Frequently Asked California Redwoods Questions

Are you a licensed timber operator (LTO)?

Yes, our LTO# is A012109

Do you offer portable milling?

Yes. We'll need a 8' by 20' clear and semi flat space to mill. For 36" diameter and under we would use a Wood-Mizer wood mill. Above 36", we'll use a Lucas swing blade or slabber attachment for your job. Let's discuss your project. Give us a call at +1 (831) 818-2260.

What wood do you have in stock?

We have hundreds of redwood slabs, 1x6, 2x6, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and up to 24”x24” dimensional lumber in stock. Also, we stock walnut table slabs, fir table slabs and Monterey cypress table slabs, with several 55”x14’ long slabs.

What is the best type of wood for siding in the SF Bay Area, considering the climate and environmental factors?

Redwood is considered the best type of wood for siding in the Bay Area, as it is naturally resistant to rot and decay, and can withstand the wet and humid climate. Redwood is also a sustainable and eco-friendly option.

Can redwood be used for fencing?

Yes, redwood is an excellent choice for fencing because it is naturally durable, resistant to decay and rot, and has a beautiful, natural color that requires minimal maintenance.

What is the average lifespan of Redwood siding in the SF Bay Area?

Redwood siding can last up to 50+ years or more with proper maintenance and care. Regular cleaning, sealing, and staining can help prolong the lifespan of the siding and maintain its natural beauty.

How does the cost of using Redwood for siding compare to other types of wood?

Redwood is generally more expensive than other types of wood used for siding in the bay area, such as Cedar or Pine. However, the cost can vary depending on the grade and quality of the wood.

What is the best wood for fencing?

Cedar, redwood, pine, and spruce are the most commonly used woods for fencing.

Have you worked with large organizations before?

Yes, we have worked with many of the top companies, builders and architects in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. We also have worked with several wineries, beer gardens and restaurants. Check out our stories to view some of our past projects! We are fully licensed and insured and for larger projects we can provide additional insured riders. We can also provide written estimates and invoices. In some cases, we provide net terms and progress payments.