The most common and cultivated coniferous tree in Europe and Russia is the spruce, from which whitewood is produced. The spruce grows in moist and nutritious soil. The trunk of the spruce is covered from top to bottom with branches with short needles, growing directly out of these branches. In some growth areas, the spruce can reach heights of 60 metres and a radius of more than 5 metres.
Spruce is usually harvested at an age of 60-90 years and a height of 25 to 35 metres. The texture of spruce timber is characterised by creamy white heartwood and sapwood and therefore also called whitewood.
Redwood is often used for furniture, door and window frames, doors and moulding. Due to its open cell structure, it can also easily be impregnated, making it suitable for various outdoor uses, such as roof constructions, fencing and decking. Redwood can also be treated to make it fire-retardant.
The majority of sawn redwood is dried in special drying chambers until it reaches a moisture content of around 18% +/- 2%. Different percentages are available on request.
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