Own a Piece of California State History All of our wood is clear all heart salvaged old growth redwood. This salvaged sunken redwood has ax-shaved ends, meaning it was cut before the late-1800s. Originallyharvested between 1850 and 1910, this redwood falls into three distinct time periods: 1) A V-shape or "beaver-cut" meant that a log was felled with an axe between 1850 and 1876, when the labor- and time-saving raker-tooth saw was invented. 2) Logs cut with a saw and dragged to the river by mules or oxen were first shaved or edged around their circumference to prevent snagging. Learn more...
Local Craftsmen for Your Finishing TouchWe have an excellent relationship with the master craftsmen and fine woodworkers in and around Mendocino. These experts can work directly with you or your agent in developing that just right look with our beautifully colored salvaged redwood. We know old growth redwood and what it can do. We hand select every piece of wood we sell, and we absolutely guarantee its quality. At Redwood Salvage Sales we custom mill to any specifications you define in vertical, flat or mixed grains, and ship directly to your home. We can ship domestic and internationally. Learn more...
Brewery Gulch InnGourmet Magazine (August, 2002) said, "this stylish new hotel sets a SoHo standard for design..." Wine Enthusiast (March, 2003) said that, partly due to this wood, the inn is "A masterpiece of style and design." Sky Magazine (Delta Airlines) wrote in June, 2003, that ...."wood connoisseur Ciancutti used the wood as lavish trim, a worthy tribute to those ancient trees." Learn more....
Myrtlewood AvailableAll-burl Myrtlewood is available here at Redwood Salvage Sales. We have Myrtelwood slabs 2-1/4" to 3-1/4", all 10' long, up to 44" wide, all book-matched. Air-dried 6 years indoors. One of a kind pieces. Some beautiful furnishings and items have been created by our local craftsmen..
Green Benefits and Durability of RedwoodRedwood repels termites and its ability to resist rot enables it to last for generations—supurb green architect resources for your green dream home! Learn more...
Old Growth Redwood Specialty Cuts and Grains
We handle salvaged old growth redwood, clear all heart, all quarter-sawn, all fully air-dried correctly, never used before.
We custom mill to any specifications you define. We have thousands of board feet in quarter-sawn cants, from 30" x 24" and down, of all sawlog lengths. We have decks of quarter-sawn full dimension timbers from 12" x 12" down.
All our lumber has been air-dried at least 1 year per 1" thickness, years of correct stickering, storage and rotation right here on our property. No splitting or cupping later!
We will work with you, your architect and/or your builder to provide quarter-sawn old growth redwood in full dimensions in vertical, flat or mixed grains.
Take a look at our several categories of Cuts & Grains:
- Burl & Curly
- Curly & Slabs
- Timbers & Slabs
- Quarter-Sawn Cants
- Paneling, Wainscoting & Flooring
- Fireplace Mantels
Old Growth Split Rails
Unrivaled Shades of Color
Sinker wood is unique in its colors and grains, from deep rich purples through rich red and rosewood tints, also blond, burgundy and cinnamon brown, as shown in the pictures on this site. The result of more than 135 years in the mineral-rich water of Big River, this redwood is extraordinarily beautiful, with its tight grain and unusual variegated shades. Paneling and wainscoting is a popular use of sinker wood because of its unusual coloring. (The background image in this section is Redwood Burl.)