Hey guys just had kinda a strage question! Me and the wife a few years back bought a very old colonial home in southern missouri. The relastate agent told me that the attic wood was california red wood. As a landscaper and botonist this puzzled me. It is a odd wood to me because it has a texture , color , smell to me that i dont recognize! The other thing that kinda mde me think he was fool of bs was i think about the days when the home was built in the late 1800s why would they have used that wood for the house when we have so many trees that grow here that would have done the job just as well or better for a home Pine,oak-- Also its only in the attic. The rest of the home is local oak. Just wanted to know if any of you could tell me a little about this wood? So i can see if he is full of bs or not. We had a offer this year to sell the home because a wall-greens wants the land to build on! If that goes through they will tear down the home and if that wood is worth the effort i would yank it out! Some HUGE pieces of it up there! Well anyways i told ya this was a strange post.