Is my wood redwood?

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Is my wood redwood?

Post by Ross80 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:12 pm

Hi, hope you can help. I ordered a lot of redwood battens to make a fence. On delivery, the finish/look/feel of the timber is completely different to the sample they gave me. The supplier insists its redwood and will weather to look like the sample. My carpenter suspects it’s a generic softwood and not redwood. How can I tell for sure? Here’s a picture, hope you can access it.
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Re: Is my wood redwood?

Post by big-all » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:15 pm

yes looks like red cedar to me
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Re: Is my wood redwood?

Post by Bob225 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:58 pm

Its treated redwood, Redwood is a softwood it just doesn't rot as quickly it also depends on where it originates from

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