Swedish Redwood (Pinus sylvestris)
Family - Pinaceae
Distribution - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Russia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Yugoslavia
Other Names: Archangel redwood, Baltic fir / pine, / redwood, Danzig fir / pine, Finnish fir / redwood, Gefle fir, Memel fir, Norway fir, Polish redwood, Red deal / pine, Redwood, Scotch pine, Scots fir / pine, Siberian redwood, Soderhamn fir, Swedish fir, Vanlig tall, Vanligtall, White sea fir, Yellow deal
Characteristics: The narrow sapwood is creamy white to yellow and the heartwood is pale yellowish brown to reddish brown. The weight of the timber is about 510 kg/m3 when dried. Very similar in appearance to SA Pine.
Working Qualities: The timber works easily and well. The wood is capable of a smooth, clean finish and can be glued, stained, varnished and painted satisfactorily. It takes nails and screws well.
Uses: Construction work, joinery, furniture, turnery and house building.