Softwoods are used in
construction such as framing, fencing, decking,
flooring, siding, and other building
applications. Douglas Fir, Pressure Treated
wood, Western Red Cedar and Plywood are all
brought into our Morgan Hill facility by rail
car. Hence we buy in volume and can pass the
savings on to our customers. We offer a wide array of
Straight grained and modestly heavy,
Douglas Fir is one of the strongest of
the softwoods. It's load bearing
capacity equals many light steels, yet
it is considerably lighter in weight.
It's most popular use in home
construction is in framing - posts,
joists, beams, studs and rafters.
We are the
largest distributor of Douglas Fir. We
are proud to carry Douglas Fir from the
mills of Redwood Empire, Seneca,
Weyerhauser, Roseburg, and
Rough and Ready.
Redwood Empire provides treated lumber
in Hem Fir
and Douglas Fir from the mill of Cooshead
and Exterior Wood. The treated lumber is
available in green and cedartone, ACQ,
CA and ACZA.
Using Redwood is an environmentally smart
decision. It is a popular building material due
to its beauty and long-lasting performance.
Redwood has dimensional stability and natural
durability. We stock a wide variety of Redwood
garden and architectural grades and milling
patterns. We offer Redwood in Rough or S4S; in
Green and Air Seasoned on most items.
Grades available: Con Common,
Select. B Grade, Clear, Con Heart, Select Heart,
Heart B, Clear All Heart. (See Sequoia Premium Decking)
Sizes available: 2x2 thru 2x12,
4x4 thru 4x12, 6x6.
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Western Red Cedar
Almost as decay resistant as Redwood, Western
Red Cedar is often used to make outdoor
furniture and garden trim such as lattice work,
pickets, and arbors. Interior uses of this
light-weight wood include shelving, sashes,
built-in furniture and cabinets. Items exposed
to high humidity such as greenhouses demand the
extreme decay resistance of Western Red
Cedar. Redwood Empire stocks dimension, split
palings, grapestakes, split post & rail fencing,
and fence boards.
Redwood Empire offers a wide variety of
sizes and styles of Plywood from the Western
Woods mill. Some of the products available are:
ACX, CDX, CCX, BCX and Pyro-Guard Fire-treated
Plywood. We stock Select to Premium grades, 1/8"
to 3/4" thickness, and generally 4' x 8' or 4' x
We currently stock primed SPF Fascia, S1S2E, 1x4
thru 2x12 / 16' and 20'. We also carry not
primed: 1x6 WP4 REV 16' / 1x8 WP11 REV 16' and
2x6 T&GV4E REV 16'.
We have incense cedar in sizes 1x4 thru 1x12
in fence boards and 2x4 rails and 4x4 posts.
Softwood species are under a
classification named conifers, which means they
have their seeds exposed -- usually in the form of
cones. This has nothing to do with the hardness
of the wood.