Redwood, in the context of furniture, refers to a type of wood that comes from the coastal redwood tree (scientific name: Sequoia sempervirens). It is known for its rich red color and distinct grain patterns. Redwood is highly valued in furniture making due to its durability, resistance to decay and insects, and its ability to withstand outdoor conditions. It is commonly used in building outdoor furniture, decks, and other similar applications. A soft, red-brown wood from the Pacific Coast, with decorative burls. Also known as sequoia.