7 Ways to Spring into Outdoor Living with Redwood

7 Ways to Spring into Outdoor Living with Redwood
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    With the start of Spring, many homeowners' to-do lists move from indoors to their outdoor spaces.


It’s no surprise, since outdoor living has grown in importance among home trends, and it’s the kind of investment you can enjoy right away. Regardless of the size of your outdoor space, there’s a way to bring some of the best that nature has to offer for outdoors enjoyment: using redwood.

Virtually any type of landscaping project/addition can be built using redwood — a material grown in California and sold throughout the West. Unlike some other types of wood, redwood does not need to be treated — it’s non-toxic and all-natural. Redwood products are easy to work with and install, making the material the perfect partner with a DIYer or a seasoned pro.

Redwood lumber is naturally strong and durable, shrinks and swells less than other woods, and is less likely to warp or split. This natural strength, combined with its environmental benefits, makes redwood an ideal choice for outdoor living improvements. Here are 7 ways redwood can help you “spring” into outdoor living season:

  1. Pergolas –
    as an open-air structure, pergolas bring visual interest out into a yard, and with redwood as the lumber of choice, can last a generation.
  2. Gazebos –
    with more of a shelter than a pergola, gazebos offer a point of retreat from the surrounding landscape without isolating inhabitants.
  3. Exposed Timber Structures –
    the natural color and grain of redwood timbers lend a solid support to a greater structural design. Exposing the timbers to view adds drama to an impressive design.
  4. Decks –
    the most obvious, perhaps, but a redwood deck can last the life of a mortgage when it’s built and maintained well.
  5. Creative Commons Image by Humboldt Redwood Company

  6. Planters –
    as a non-toxic wood species, redwood is ideal for garden boxes and planters to hold flowering plants, herbs, even vegetable gardens.
  7. Furniture –
    any form of seating, tables, benches all deliver the promise of a comfortable place to gather when built with redwood.
  8. Arbors –
    create memorable transitions from one part of a yard to the next with redwood arbors. These structures can reinforce the main lines and aesthetic of a house to connect outdoor and indoor spaces.

Redwood is also naturally rot and insect resistant: two more reasons why it’s perfect for outdoor projects. This natural product takes any finish and holds on tight – paints, stains, or even a clear sealer that lets the bright beauty of its wood grain shine through. From simple to grand, redwood sets the right tone for your outdoor living room.

Jessica Hewitt is Director of Marketing at Humboldt Redwood Company. HRC is working to cultivate a lasting legacy of environmentally responsible forestry and sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution of top-quality redwood lumber products. For more information, visit www.getredwood.com.



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