Wood of Choice for Wine Storage
Redwood has the least volumetric shrinkage of any commercial domestic wood; therefore, it can be subjected to considerably more change in moisture before it has the same change in dimensions as other commercial species. This means that projects manufactured with redwood will be much less subject to open joints, warping, cupping, splitting and other defects associated with dimensional change.
Redwood heartwood has grown-in-resistance to decay and insects that is present throughout the lumber, not just on the surface. The wood exposed through sawing, boring, or nailing is as decay-resistant as the surface.
Redwood has an open-celled structure and contains little or no pitch or resins. This enables redwood to absorb and retain all types of finishes extremely well.
Performance is more than durability. Redwood has qualities not found in other woods. Redwood performance characteristics include resistance to shrinking, warping, and checking in addition to durability. This means redwood projects age beautifully.