Humboldt Redwood/Allweather Wood  

3700 Old Redwood Hwy
Suite 200
Santa Rosa,  CA  95403

United States
707-620-2910
http://www.MendoCo.com/
  • Booth: 2160

Part of the Mendocino Family of Companies, Humboldt Redwood and Allweather Wood are leading manufacturers and distributors of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and pressure treated lumber products. Our company culture is based in stewardship and community support. We maintain Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification for our forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations. FSC is the leading certification standard for healthy, well-managed forests worldwide.

Key product lines available at lumber yards and home improvement retailers throughout California include Redwood Timbers, Douglas-fir Timbers, Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW), Borates, and more.

For more information, please visit www.MendoCo.com


 Press Releases

  • Humboldt Redwood Offers Redwood and Douglas-fir Timbers for Indoor and Outdoor Projects

    Strong, beautiful, and environmentally friendly timbers can be used in many structural applications

    SANTA ROSA, CA (May 14, 2018) – Humboldt Redwood, a leading manufacturer and distributor of redwood and Douglas-fir lumber products, offers naturally strong, beautiful, and environmentally friendly redwood and Douglas-fir timbers that work for just about every structural building need.

    “The use of redwood or Douglas-fir timbers for timber framing and exposed beam construction can produce dramatic results while lending the natural beauty and strength of wood to any building project,” says Bob Mertz, CEO. “Our redwood timbers are perfect for outdoor shade structures and pergolas. Our Douglas-fir timbers possess the strength and span capability for interior applications like posts and beams.”

    Redwood Timbers

    Redwood is a unique choice for timbers as it is one of the lightest, yet strong, softwoods found in North America, making it ideal for a wide range of applications where large timbers are required. Redwood is a renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable material that provides environmental advantages over alternative building materials.  

    There are many applications where redwood timbers work well, including shade structures, gazebos, pergolas, arbors, and even barns.  Redwood timbers also make beautiful interior design elements when used in exposed frame construction such as headers, rafters, posts, and beams.

    Redwood timbers can be used in building applications where other wood species, particularly Western Red Cedar, have traditionally been used. Even though redwood and cedar have many similarities, there are significant differences that set the two apart. Redwood has a unique, deep reddish-brown color and it is more than 30 percent stronger than Western Red Cedar. Redwood mills grade to Redwood Inspection Service (RIS) grade rules, which is exclusively authorized by the American Lumber Standard Committee, Inc. to formulate grading rules for redwood lumber. Western Red Cedar producers often have proprietary grades that are difficult to compare from mill-to-mill.

    Douglas-fir Timbers

    Douglas-fir timbers feature excellent span and structural design values for exposed beams, framing, headers, rafters, and timber frame construction projects. They may be used extensively in new construction and remodeling projects in a variety of applications. Douglas-fir timbers readily accept paints and stains extremely well. The American Wood Council recognizes heavy timber construction as fire resistive. Architects and designers may reference Design for Code Acceptance 2: Design of Fire-Resistive Exposed Wood Members, which is available to download free on the American Wood Council website.

    Available Products

    Redwood and Douglas-fir timbers from Humboldt Redwood are available in 6-inch and larger sizes, in lengths up to 24 feet. 3-inch and 4-inch dimension available as well. Free of heart center (FOHC) timbers available by special order.

    Builders, contractors, and architects specifying projects with solid sawn redwood and Douglas-fir timbers are encouraged to contact a Humboldt Redwood dealer. We will work with your designs and specifications to custom produce timbers for your important projects.

    Please visit www.GetRedwood.com to learn more.

    About The Mendocino Family of Companies

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Allweather Wood, Humboldt Redwood Company, Mendocino Forest Products Company, and Mendocino Redwood Company), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C005200) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations. For more information, please visit www.MendoCo.com.

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  • Humboldt Redwood Decking Brings Beauty and Strength to Decks of all Shapes and Sizes

    SANTA ROSA, CA (May 14, 2018) – There’s something about redwood. The warm, rich color, and natural beauty create a breathtaking first impression. And over time, it ages gracefully with lasting character that other building materials simply cannot duplicate. Humboldt Redwood, a leading manufacturer and distributor of redwood decking materials, offers naturally strong, beautiful and environmentally friendly, redwood decking materials for beautiful, durable decks.

    “Architects, contractors, and homeowners alike love to use redwood for decking projects because its look is warm and rich with a beautiful grain,” says Bob Mertz, CEO. “But redwood offers more than beauty – it is really the best of two worlds. It’s beautiful to look at, but it is also strong and durable.”

    Redwood Benefits

    Much lighter weight than plastic composite and tropical hardwoods, redwood can be easily cut, sawed, and drilled with regular woodworking tools. Yet for all that lightness, redwood is one of nature’s strongest building materials with shear strength up to 5x greater than plastic decking products.

    Nature can be harsh, with sun, wind, rain, fire, and insects wreaking havoc on outdoor structures. Redwood is naturally resistant to termites and decay and it resists warping and splitting, all while staying comfortable to bare feet even on the hottest, sunniest days.   Redwood also has been thoroughly tested and conforms to ASTM E-84 Class B flame spread. Redwood decking Construction Common and better grades are code approved for use in California’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas without restriction.

    Humboldt Redwood products are grown and harvested in a responsible, ethical manner with an eye for long-term sustainability. Redwood logs are harvested at a level consistently below the forests’ annual growth rate and Humboldt Redwood replants trees annually; two methods that ensure Humboldt Redwood will be a renewable resource for years to come. And, unlike plastic decking products, Humboldt Redwood can be recycled throughout its useful life. It is also biodegradable and will not end up in landfills.

    Dimensions, Grades and Finishes

    There are several factors to keep in mind when choosing Humboldt Redwood lumber and deck boards including the grade, dimension, and finish characteristic.  Humboldt Redwood offers deck boards in both 2” x 4” and 2” x 6” and in lengths from 6’ to 20’.

    There are a variety of grades available that meet every design aesthetic as well as budget.  First there are the Redwood heartwood architectural grades, which are typically used in applications where attractiveness and tight joinery are desired and may be used on or near the soil. Heart Clear is the finest architectural grade widely available. It is free of defects on one face (reverse face may have slight imperfections). Heart B is a quality grade containing limited knots and other characteristics not permitted in Heart Clear.

    Second, are the Redwood heartwood garden grades that are ideal for use on or near the soil in construction projects where knots or other characteristics are less important. Deck Heart is an all heartwood grade containing knots of varying sizes and other slight imperfections; available seasoned or unseasoned and graded for strength.  Construction Heart has a similar appearance as Deck Heart but is not graded for strength.

    Next are the Redwood sapwood architectural grades which are unrivaled in beauty and dimensional stability. These grades should be used in applications where attractiveness and tight joinery are desired and where the building application is above ground.  Clear offers the same high-quality finish grade and quality as Heart Clear, but the architectural grade Clear contains sapwood. There is also B Grade available and it is a quality grade containing sapwood, limited knots and other characteristics not permitted in Clear. These architectural grades are ideal for use as quality deck boards and deck accessories as well as other above-ground applications.

    Finally, there are the Redwood sapwood garden grades where knots or other characteristics are less important. Deck Common contains a combination of heartwood and sapwood, it is graded for strength and is great for use as deck boards, rails, balusters, and other above-ground garden uses that do not require the insect and decay resistance of Deck Heart. Construction Common features the same general characteristics as Construction Heart but contains a combination of heartwood and sapwood.

    Please visit www.GetRedwood.com to learn more.

    About The Mendocino Family of Companies

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Allweather Wood, Humboldt Redwood Company, Mendocino Forest Products Company, and Mendocino Redwood Company) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C005200) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations. Please visit www.MendoCo.com to learn more.

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  • Hollywood Hills Case Study

    SANTA ROSA, CA (May 14, 2018) – Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, the Rancho-style home first built in 1925 had seen a number of changes over the years. The original design consisted of three separate structures, each dedicated to a specific function – cooking, sleeping, entertaining – but various improvements by different owners over the years eventually connected the three structures into a U-shape.  This created a courtyard, which the previous owners decided to shade with a pergola created out of Douglas-fir.

    By the time the newest owner purchased the home in 2013, the entire structure needed work. After spending a few years on the interiors, the homeowners began work on the exterior earlier in 2017. One of the final projects on the list: replacing the pergola with a structure that not only supported the building’s style but also the pair of 60-year-old trumpet vines that grew as a verdant canopy over the space.

    “The Douglas-fir was wrong wood to use, altogether,” said the homeowner. “It was highly weathered, there were significant structural concerns, and had to be replaced.”

    The family knew they wanted to use as many natural products for this outdoor installation as possible. Because redwood is naturally resistant to decay and termites, they were confident that the redwood could be left unfinished and remain in good condition for decades; an important consideration for preserving the health of the trumpet vines.

    Doing research, the homeowner determined that redwood construction heart 3x12, 8x8 and 8x12 timbers – some cut to lengths as long as 20 feet – would be the best structural support for those tree-like trumpet vines. Before work could begin, contractors had to build a scaffolding to suspend the trumpet vines over the space to give enough clearance for the installation crew to do its work.

    And there they stood, for four months while the team opened up exterior walls to bolt the metal braces and timbers into place. In addition to the pergola design, contractors also had to reinstall the outdoor lighting that was hardwired into place, replace the columns that the pergola rested up on, and re-stucco the exterior where holes were made for the brackets.

    With the re-stucco project on the remaining two sides of the home completed, the homeowner have a classic Hollywood Hills piece of history to enjoy, honoring the building’s past, but built for a long and beautiful future. Thanks to the durability of redwood timbers, the trumpet vines will not need to temporarily relocate anywhere anytime soon.

  • Palomar Builders Case Study

    SANTA ROSA, CA (May 14, 2018) – Building custom homes for more than 24 years, Palomar Builders prides itself on building each project with the care and quality homeowners expect, with the value and affordability they prize. As co-owner Jeb Allen prepared the finishing touches for the backyard of one of the first homes in Palomar’s newest community in Redding, California, he wanted a statement piece. He decided that a pergola would connect with the natural surroundings as well as beckon people from indoors to enjoy the outdoor space. The best material for the project, he discovered, was redwood.

     “We use only high grade construction materials, and when it comes down to premium exterior living space, there is nothing better than redwood,” said Jeb Allen, co-owner of Palomar Builders.

    The backyard of the home features a custom-designed pool. As Allen considered the options for defining the space around the pool, he knew a pergola would help draw attention to the space. Some other builders, though, would use materials like composite or aluminum. “The real redwood brings the texture, a different feeling, a richer sense,” Allen explained. “It’s more inviting if you’re standing inside the house and look out the window to see this redwood pergola, and further in the background see some of the gorgeous natural surroundings that just perfectly frame the scene.”

    Salt Creek Heights is surrounded by many of Redding’s natural highlights: Gold Run Creek to the east, Salt Creek to the west, and the Sacramento River to the north.  The community was planned to make the most of the natural terrain in the site to preserve the natural splendor while connecting each home to its surroundings. Numerous home sites are adjacent to open space, and there are abundant views of the surrounding mountains. The community also features a centrally located 13.9 acre public park, a pedestrian connection to the existing trail network, and over half of the site (in excess of 140 acres) protected as open space. 

    Allen reached out to Meeks Lumber and Hardware, also located in Redding, to find the redwood for the project. Humboldt Redwood was chosen for its aesthetic appeal, as well as the ease with which it supported the custom, sophisticated design.

    Redwood also underscored some of the sustainable features promoted within this community.  With solar panel hookups, tiled roofs and quartz countertops, the homes already feature products that support sustainable living. Modern forestry practices, including those of Humboldt Redwood, mean that more redwood trees are grown each year than are harvested and additional protections are put in place around old growth stands, flora and fauna, and water courses, to name a few. Redwood is naturally strong and durable, making it the ideal building material for weekend DIYers and career pros like Palomar Builders.

    The first pergola was so well received by the homeowners, Allen ordered another eight pergolas and plans to offer them as a design option when customers visit the Palomar design studio to create their dream homes. “Based on our experiences so far, we can see that more of our customers will appreciate the durability, beauty, and sustainability of redwood timbers used in these pergolas,” Allen explained.

  • Allweather Wood Offers Fire Retardant Treated Lumber: A Greener Way to Slow the Burn

    D-Blaze® preservative is a sustainable, effective, and durable treatment

    Santa Rosa, CA (May 14, 2018) – Allweather Wood, a leading manufacturer and distributor of preservative treated lumber, offers fire retardant treated (FRT) lumber and plywood products that are highly effective at controlling the spread of flame and smoke, increasing evacuation time and potentially reducing damages and repair costs caused by fire.   

    “Buildings have always been designed to protect and safeguard the people and things that will occupy them,” says Bob Mertz, CEO.  “One of the constant threats to a building’s integrity has been fire. The development of fire retardant treated wood allows building owners to meet important building code requirements sustainably, and economically.”

    Fire retardant treating creates a chemical barrier that restricts the flame spread along the wood. Allweather Wood uses the D-Blaze® preservative, manufactured by Viance, an industry leader in the development of advanced building material solutions that improve the performance and durability of wood products for sustainable building.

    The preservative is not just on the wood surface, but infused deep into the wood to provide durable, safe, and long-lasting protection. The treating process utilizes pressure that forces the fire retardant into the wood fiber. While wood that has been treated with a fire retardant cannot claim to be non-combustible, the retardant reacts within a burning environment to slow the speed of the burn and limit the spread of fire.

    Allweather Wood products treated with D-Blaze are acceptable for use in sensitive environments such as schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, and multi-family construction projects. These products are GREENGUARD® Gold certified for meeting some of the world’s most comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. Coupled with the sustainability of well-managed forestlands, a renewable resource, the benefits of FRT lumber and plywood make these products a great choice for green building projects.

    D-Blaze lumber and plywood from Allweather Wood can be used in the following, interior applications: 

    • Beams
    • Blocking
    • Floor joists
    • Roofs and attics
    • Steps and stairways
    • Walls and wall assemblies

    D-Blaze from Allweather Wood is backed by a 50-Year Limited Warranty.

    Please visit www.AllweatherWood.com for more information and to find a lumberyard near you.

    About The Mendocino Family of Companies

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Allweather Wood, Humboldt Redwood Company, Mendocino Forest Products Company, and Mendocino Redwood Company), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C102121) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations. For more information, please visit www.MendoCo.com.

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 Products

  • Redwood Timbers
    Redwood timbers in exposed beam, shade structures, and timber frame construction produce dramatic results. Redwood provides environmental advantages over alternative materials. Certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council and LEED eligible...

  • Redwood timbers are one of the lightest, yet strongest, softwoods found in North America, making them ideal for a wide range of building applications. Redwood timbers also make for beautiful design elements when used in exposed construction applications such as beams, rafters, shade structures, and timber framing. In addition, redwood timbers are renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable, providing environmental advantages over alternative materials.  

    Humboldt Redwood timbers are offered in 6-inch and larger sizes, in lengths up to 24 feet. Humboldt Redwood timbers are also available in 3-inch and 4-inch dimension. Contractors and architects specifying projects with solid sawn Redwood timbers are encouraged to contact a Humboldt Redwood dealer. We will work with your designs and specifications to custom produce redwood timbers.                                            

    Visit GetRedwood.com to learn more.

  • Redwood Uppers
    Redwood uppers may be used for high-end, specialty uses including fascia, millwork, paneling, siding, trim, and wainscoting. Sustainable, environmentally certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council and LEED eligible....

  • Redwood uppers are high value, appearance products for finishing applications including fascia, millwork, paneling, siding, trim, and wainscoting. Featuring natural warmth, beauty, and long-lasting durability, redwood uppers also feature Class B flame spread and are approved for use in California’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fire hazard severity zones. 

    Humboldt Redwood uppers are offered green or dry, surfaced four sides (S4S) or rough, in 1-inch, 2-inch, and 4-inch dimension. Typical grades include Heart Clear, Clear, Heart B, B Grade, and Clear All Heart. Contractors and architects specifying projects with redwood uppers are encouraged to contact a Humboldt Redwood dealer. We will work with your designs and specifications to custom produce redwood uppers for your important projects.

    Visit GetRedwood.com to learn more.

  • Redwood Decking
    Redwood decking has been the premier choice for builders, contractors, and homeowners for decades. No other decking material mimics the natural beauty, durability, strength, and warmth found in real redwood deck boards and accessories....

  • Redwood decking is one of nature’s finest and strongest building materials with shear strength up to five times greater than plastic composite decking. All this strength and durability comes packaged in a lightweight wood that’s easy to work with, which helps lower overall construction costs. On top of all these benefits, redwood decking is an attractive material. It’s rich, warm color and grain pattern will look great even as it ages. Redwood decking also features Class B flame spread and is approved for use in California’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fire hazard severity zones. 

    Humboldt Redwood decking is offered green or dry, surfaced four sides (S4S), and in 2”x4” and 2”x6” dimension from 6’ through 20’ lengths. Typical grades include Heart Clear, Clear, Heart B, B Grade, Selected Heart, Deck Heart, and Deck Common. Contractors and architects specifying projects with redwood decking are encouraged to contact a Humboldt Redwood dealer.

    Visit GetRedwood.com to learn more.

  • Douglas-fir Timbers
    Douglas-fir timbers feature excellent span and structural design values for exposed beams, framing, headers, rafters, and timber frame construction. Sustainable, certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council and LEED eligible....

  • Douglas-fir timbers may be used extensively in new construction and remodeling projects in a variety of applications. Douglas-fir timbers readily accept paints and stains extremely well. The American Wood Council recognizes heavy timber construction as fire resistive. Architects and designers may reference Design for Code Acceptance 2: Design of Fire-Resistive Exposed Wood Members, which is available to download free on the American Wood Council website.

    Douglas-fir timbers from Humboldt Redwood are offered in 6-inch and larger sizes, in lengths up to 24 feet. Humboldt Redwood Douglas-fir timbers are also available in 3-inch and 4-inch dimension as well. Free of heart center (FOHC) Douglas-fir timbers available by special order. Contractors and architects specifying projects with solid sawn Douglas-fir timbers are encouraged to contact a Humboldt Redwood dealer. We will work with your designs and specifications to custom produce Douglas-fir timbers.

    Visit GetRedwood.com to learn more.

  • D-Blaze® Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW)
    D-Blaze® is highly effective at controlling the spread of flame and smoke, increasing evacuation time and potentially reducing damages and repairs caused by fire. Tested and listed by Underwriters Laboratories and backed by a 50-year limited warranty....

  • D-Blaze® fire retardant treated wood (FRTW) slows the combustion cycle of fire by forming a protective char layer, hindering flame spread and smoke formation. D-Blaze meets the requirements of construction materials as set forth in all North American building codes. During the required 30-minute flame and smoke test, UL 723 (ASTM E84), D-Blaze shows no evidence of significant progressive combustion.

    D-Blaze is recognized as a code compliant pressure-impregnated fire-retardant treatment under the International Building Code® and International Residential Code® for lumber and plywood products used in fire rated assemblies and interior applications where fire retardant construction materials are permitted and specified by the building codes.

    Contractors and architects specifying projects with FRTW are encouraged to contact an Allweather Wood dealer. We will work with your designs and specifications to custom produce D-Blaze® for your important projects.

    Visit AllweatherWood.com to learn more.