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Nature’s finest building material. Project plans and design tools for getting started with your redwood building project.

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Much lighter in weight than plastic composite and tropical hardwoods, redwood can be easily cut, sawed, and drilled with regular woodworking tools. Yet for all that lightness, redwood is one of nature’s strongest building materials with shear strength up to 5x greater than other popular outdoor materials. Whether you’re looking to build an arbor, pergola, deck, play set or other outdoor living structure, the enduring strength of redwood means added safety and security.


Gearing up for a home renovation project? Be sure to check out (and print!) our Contractor and Home Renovation Guide. Within it you will find straightforward tips on understanding the various terms and important items that should not be overlooked (such as an itemized bid). Whether you're still in the planning state, or still dreaming up your ideal renovation, we're happy to share this guide with you to point you in the right direction.


Humboldt Sawmill redwood offers versatility and workability that makes durable decks easier to build, and a great value. Whether you already have a deck or are planning to build a new one, redwood is an excellent option for virtually any deck project.

Garden Structures and Pergolas

Redwood is such a versatile and durable material that it can be used to construct just about any garden structure. Whether your garden project has a practical application or is simply meant to enhance the appeal of your outdoor space, Humboldt Sawmill redwood’s natural insect resistance combined with its natural beauty makes it an ideal building material for any garden structure.

Pergolas and Gardens

Landscaping and Gardens

Quality home landscaping demands materials that are not only beautiful, but long-lasting in the elements. Redwood meets all the form, function and aesthetic landscaping requirements of today’s homeowners due to its natural characteristics:

  • Resistant to shrinking, warping and checking
  • Resistant to decay 
  • Resistant to termites
  • Lightweight yet strong 
  • Easy to work with 
  • Beautiful color whether or not it’s protected 
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Given the workability and versatility of Humboldt Sawmill redwood, the list of furniture ideas you can build is nearly endless: picnic tables, benches, Adirondack chairs, porch swings, dog houses, and more.  The natural beauty and durability of redwood ensures your furniture will last for a long time, providing comfort and enjoyment to your friends and family. No other natural wood takes and holds finishes as well as redwood, so your choice of stain, paint, or oil finish is all you need to complete the job. Humboldt Sawmill redwood can also be left to weather naturally.


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