Carpentry / Joinery Softwood Types
What is Redwood? What is Whitewood?
I’m going to keep this simple and distilled to the basics.
Redwood is what the Timber Merchants call pine. That still gives a choice of many species but if they are selling it as “redwood” it should have the properties most joiners or carpenters are expecting. It will vary however with species, continent, region and forest. It’not necessarily red in colour although it can be.
Whitewood is what the Timber Merchants call spruce. Spruce is faster growing and has a wider spaced ring structure (generally) than redwood. It’s lighter in colour.
I know, there are loads more types and information I could put in here. Let me know If you think it needs it.
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