Redwood Salvage Sales

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Old Growth Redwood Specialty Cuts & Grains

Our Old Growth Redwood is Architecturally Significant Restoration Quality

Redwood book matched 2-inches to 24-inches available.  rainbow paneling

Our redwood is so beautiful, we don't just sell wood—we sell AWE!

Fine Wood For Everyone

We handle salvaged old growth redwood, clear all heart, no boxed hearts, all quarter-sawn, all fully air-dried correctly, never used before.

Our bookmatched sets from both sinker and forest logs are personally selected boards by Arky, to ensure you receive a dazzling display of color!

We arrange custom milling 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 Ship Worldwide!

We will gladly interface with owners, luthiers, contractors, architects, builders, and/or designers who seek information and honest answers and are authorized to make or help make decisions. We ship directly to your home/workplace. Our orders are shipped to you with no waste at all, every stick usable for its intended purpose. Compare.

Our exotic colored, quarter-sawn old growth redwood, in full dimensions, in vertical, flat or mixed grains ready to ship to your site!

Take a look at our several categories of Cuts & Grains:

Free Redwood Idea Resources

Need help with ideas on restorations or remodels? Perhaps you have smaller projects in mind? We have what you need to help you proceed with FREE idea resources containing numerous ideas including project plans...from "living green" to exterior finishes, and many do-it-yourself projects. Find out what California Redwood can do for you!

Redwood Idea Resource Brochures

Redwood Information Brochures

Need inspiration for ideas on remodeling your home? Wanting to learn more about the unique qualities of California Redwood? These informative FREE brochures cover a wide variety of topics from "living green" to fence design, exterior finishes and siding usage. Informative brochures for both the contractor and home owner. Check it out!

DIY Brochures

Redwood Do-It-Yourself Projects

Need some plans to get that redwood project together? Check out these FREE brochures courtesy of the California Redwood Association. Detailed instructions for the do-it-yourselfer from building an Adirondack Swing to a stylish redwood Windsor Shade Shelter. Take a look and have fun!

The Great Adventure Behind Our Redwood

Salvaged Redwood from Big River
A river runs through it... History from 1849, and the salvage story of a man's journey from doctor to innkeeper in Mendocino County began with dredging old logs out of Big River. Learn more...

Cats Paw

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Full burl Cats Paw slabs for tables, bars, etc. Slabs live edges or straight edges (all heart). All book matched. Few small tight knots add to burl. Also door and cabinet panels. You specify thickness. Panels available in clear. Porch swing made with black cats paw burl old growth redwoood and vertical grain old growth, all salvaged from Big River. Wood and made-to-order swings, benches, tables. Close-up of exotic black Cats Paw burl old growth redwood, here used in porch swing slats. Custom-made redwood burl footboard. Cats paw on lower-foot board. All wood materials available here. Buy the wood alone; or we can create your custom-crafted beauty! Beautiful custom-made redwood bed. Cats paw on lower-footboard. Posts are quarter sawn clear all heart vertical grain. Main foot and head boards are lacy burl. End tables are lacy burl with vertical grain legs. We are your custom redwood furniture specialists!

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.)

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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. OriginallyAx-shaved endharvested 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...

Fine Craftsmen and WoodworkersWe gladly interface with owners, contractors, architects, builders, designers and/or their agents to provide you our beautifully colored salvaged redwood. We know old growth redwood and what it can do. Custom bed by Greg GagnonWe hand select every piece of wood we sell, and we absolutely guarantee its quality. Redwood Salvage Sales arranges custom milling to any specifications you define in vertical, flat or mixed grains, and ship directly to your home or workplace. We can ship domestic and internationally. Our orders are shipped to you with no waste at all, every stick usable for its intended purpose. Learn more...

Brewery Gulch InnAWARD WINNINGFournded and built by Arky Ciancutti with his eco-salvaged redwood, Gourmet 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 AvailableMyrtlewood pieceAll-burl Myrtlewood is available here at Redwood Salvage Sales. We have Myrtlewood 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.

Customer ReviewsCustomer installing their new redwood panelingAnother happy customer installing their new redwood paneling says, "They look beautiful!"—Los Angeles

Read what other customers have to say at our Customer Reviews.

In The NewsMyrtlewood pieceMagazine articles about Redwood Salvage Sales by Robb Report Luxury Home; BUILDERnews; Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine; and The San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine. Check it out!

The Salvage StoryA man's journey from doctor to innkeeper in Mendocino County began with dredging sunken timber out of Big River...the recovery of a lost treasure of Northern California!

Green Benefits and Durability of RedwoodRedwood repels termites and its ability to resist rot enables it to last for generations—superb green architect resources for your green dream home! Learn more...

CALL US FOR A PRICE QUOTE: (707) 937-2144
Buy exotic timber direct from Arky Ciancutti, M.D. We arrange custom milling to any specifications you define.
We will work with you, your architect and/or your builder; and ship domestic and international.

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