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Redwood is a premium wood for a variety of wooden storage vessels, including pickle vats, wine and vinegar distilleries. The clear rot resistant hardwood can provide decades of service. The redwood becomes available to reclaim when the wooden tanks are retired, or a plant is dismantled. At that point, their aesthetic qualities are now valued, primarily for feature wall installations, furniture and exterior applications.
Lengths3 - 14'
Color and Surface
Old growth redwood dense and primarily straight grain, with deep amber color and signs of it’s former use – the hues created by the wine or vinegar and the iron bleed created by a rare nail hole. Oil finishes often impart an exotic richness to the wood.
Nature and Culture
The Native Americans thought the tree would live forever; and as reclaimed redwood, it may be true. They have at least witnessed the dinosaurs, and appeared to have been as common on the continent as Oak. On a small scale, an individual redwood supports a city of insects and moves 37,000 gallons of water a day.
The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark . . . From them comes silence and awe . . . they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.
—John Steinbeck (1902-1968)