Is one of the most naturally durable, exotic softwoods grown in New Zealand. It is resistant to insect and borer attack in its sawn form.
Macrocarpa's natural habitat is the peninsular of Point Lobos in Southern California, where it is know as Monterey Cypress (This is also home to Radiata Pine). Introduced to New Zealand in the 1860's and was planted mainly to form shelter belts. Its heartwood is rated moderately durable, which means a 50x50mm stake will last ten to fifteen years in the ground. Larger sections will last considerably longer. Outside and above the ground, Macrocarpa is equivalent to H3 treated pine in durability. Inside, where the timber is not subject to the elements, it will last indefinitely. When dry, the timber can be treated with a variety of paints, oils, two pot resins, and varnishes.
Capable of attaining heights of nearly 120 meters, Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is the world’s tallest tree species. It derives from a very limited area on the Pacific coast of northwestern United States, where heavy rainfall and cool, damp air create a unique environment for these trees. A related species, (Sequoiadendron giganteum), sometimes known as Giant Sequoia. All of Texwood's Redwood has been New Zealand grown and harvested due to necessity (i.e. dangerous or unstable trees).
Redwood lumber is very soft and lightweight, with a decent strength-to-weight ratio. It is also exceptionally stable, with very little shrinkage or seasonal movement. This makes it perfect for Dining table for both the domestic and international markets.