Douglas Fir in Your Great Outdoors. Turns out Douglas fir is more than just a good-looking wood. Its durability and resistance to rot and insects make it a favorite choice for outdoor projects like porch decking as well.
Considering this, what is Redwood good for?
Redwood is a premium building wood. It has a chemical inside the pores that makes it weather-, insect- and rot-resistant. Redwood will last far longer than any other type of wood when exposed to the elements. It's perfect for almost any outdoor application but can also be used on the interior of a home.
Is Redwood good for raised beds?
Until the safety of treated wood is proven conclusively, we recommend you use a naturally rot-resistant wood like red cedar, black locust or redwood. Under most circumstances, these woods will last 10 – 20 years when used for raised beds.
Is Redwood a hardwood or softwood?
Examples of hardwood trees include alder, balsa, beech, hickory, mahogany, maple, oak, teak, and walnut. Examples of softwood trees are cedar, Douglas fir, juniper, pine, redwood, spruce, and yew. Most hardwoods have a higher density than most softwoods.