As our business grew from a 2 person woodworking shop, we have retained the term "woodworking shop" to remain focused on reviving and honoring the guild tradition of handcrafted artistry. Walk around our Ensenada facility for a good look into each specialty area from handcrafted stainless steel welding, to peeking into our lumberyard and the final assembly of a 70' pavilion. Learn about the personalized design and engineering support each order receives and how we remanufacture scrap wood into new timbers and much more.
Filmed in Sept 2021. 16 minutes.
This 4 minute video shows how we cleaned up a 40 acre parcel of land that had been a pot growing operation and thinned the forest to lower the fire hazard and increase the quality of the stand.
How a wide open sunny backyard was transformed with two covered living areas that complement one another. The video highlights the Backyard Porch Pavilion in an 8' x 8' size and the Del Norte Porch Pavilion in a 16' x 12'. Each porch pavilion project is customized to fit your home.
We can build a greenhouse for you in any size up to 20' x 20'. This lovely video shows off a smaller one, but the sky's the limit.
Create a Waterfall Pergola Pool Oasis in 4 minutes. This timelapse video was sent by a happy customer and documents the transformation of a grass-only backyard into a pool oasis complete with a waterfall pergola!
A 5-minute tour of Forever Redwood’s woodworking shop with Raul Hernandez Founder and CEO.
Warren Linney Interview
The very first investor and long-time friend and supporter of Forever Redwood, Warren discusses our company history and mission. Filmed in 2018.
Carpinteria Garden Park
Forever Redwood was chosen to build Shade Structures, Benches and Gates for City of Carpinteria's new Garden Park. This video shows how the shade structures and benches came together to be the focal point of the downtown park.
Can you cut trees while still doing Restoration Forestry? Yes, it actually helps to do so. This short 2 minute video explains.
The Presidential Bench
When the President of China visited the U.S. in 2013, the White House turned to Forever Redwood to design and construct a gift bench for him.
Redwood only grows in 2 countries naturally: The U.S. and China. It was this reason that a Redwood bench with custom engraving both in Chinese and English was prepared as a symbol unique only to our 2 countries.
Focus on Custom Designed & Support Including Installation
Watch a gorgeous custom-designed Forever Redwood Pavilion go up and learn more about our White Glove design and installation services.
What Makes Forever Redwood Lumber So Special?
Wood quality is the key to beauty and longevity in your outdoor furniture. Forever Redwood specializes in thick, vertical-grain cuts of eco-friendly California Redwood. Get into the weeds of wood nerdiness with this video.
Would you pay a bit more for an outdoor wood structure or furniture that will last decades or more than the box store version?
This video highlights how we try to live up to our name, Forever Redwood, with glimpses into all our production and support services to make it happen behind the scenes.
The Dome Pergola takes your breath away. It is the instant centerpiece of any landscape. Its meticulously handcrafted finely finished wood adorns every inch of the structure and can be built almost any size. Check this beauty out!
The Art of Designing & Building Large Custom Redwood Pavilions
Forever Redwood can make wood shade structures of any size.
This video shows the design, construction and installation of a 51' x 47' fat timbered beauty with a tile roof and steel reinforcement.
The video covers initial design and engineering then shop construction and finally the onsite assembly to give you a complete overview of the process. At that time of filming, 2016, this was the largest pavilion we had built to date.
Restoration Forestry Field Notes
A conversation with RPF Mr. Tim Metz filmed at the Sanctuary Forest in Whitethorn, CA 9/12/16. Mr. Metz covers all the main issues involved in practicing truly restorative forestry as he discusses the 65 acre project completed near Redway, CA.
White Glove Assembly Sergice
Learn about Forever Redwood's "White Glove" service. Your "turnkey" solution from design and engineering support before manufacturing to construction, shipping and installation anywhere in the U.S.
TV Interview with Forever Redwood Founder
This video was filmed live on KFTY Channel 50 in Sonoma County in August of 2004. Raul discusses the difference between "sustainable" and "restoration" forestry, and the importance of restoration forestry practice in preventing wildfires.
The Cardinal's Nest Pavilions
Filmed in 2017, this custom pavilion was at the time the largest we had built at 34’ x 60’ beauty.
The customer had it built for her wedding and to then use it as wedding venue for their Tennessee farm. They named it The Cardinal’s Nest Pavilion and over the years it has become one of our most loved.
Recently built an 80' version. Here here the original design in all its glory under different lighting and weather conditions to show off her different looks in the day and night and in a snow flurry as well!
Watch a Gorgeous Redwood Pergola Get Assembled in Less Than 2 Minutes
This is a quick video highlighting our White Glove Assembly service. The video shows a project in southern California—a handcrafted Arched Pergola with deck, swings and railings made out of eco-friendly California Redwood.
Shade Structure Design Options
Our pergolas and pavilions can be made in just about any size and style imaginable, with just about any option. This video shows one our beautiful arched pergolas with a popular privacy wall made as adjustable louvers for maximum privacy and flexibility. From design to installation, we'll walk you through the process.
Del Rio Cathedral Ceiling Thick Timber Pavilion
Cooking and entertaining outdoors is one of life’s great pleasures. A beautiful Del Rio Cathedral Ceiling Thick Timber Pavilion is a great way to bring the forest to your backyard. Entertain your guests or family for decades to come with this truly awe inspiring design.
Some Assembly Required
In this time lapse fun video, see how one family turned the assembly of their Round Picnic Table into an afternoon of family fun.
Why Forever Redwood?
Forever Redwood grew over the decades into the premier manufacturer of outdoor wood products. The 4 minute video talks about its founding, gives you a glimpse into the innards - the forestlands, the founders, the woodworking shop, the carpentry crews in action, some of our recent products and... well, you will just have to see!
Watch a 60' Custom Pavilion Go Up in a couple minutes!
This video shows a 2015 build for The Grace Gardens, El Paso's premier event venue. Forever Redwood both designed and installed the 60' x 30' pavilion.
Interview with FR founder, Raul Hernandez
What's the real story behind Forever Redwood? Meet Raul Hernandez and his eco-co-conspirators, Warren Linney, Frank Marrero and Terry Patten and learn the connection between the beautiful handcrafted products and the effort to restore the ancient grandeur of the greatest forest on earth. Filmed in June 2009.
Care and Finish. Refinishing your furniture
Forever Redwood furniture is built to last decades in any climate. But, after a few years in the year-round weather, the surface finish will fade and it will not look as sharp as it once did. But, underneath, the wood is still perfect and this video shows you how a Saturday morning project can make any Forever Redwood piece that has been out for years look like the day you first took it out of the box again.
Restoration Forestry Practices
Our original 2002 8-Minute video where you meet the founders and see dramatic before and after footage of initial restoration work.
We also interview horse logger Stuart Schroeder introducing his Percherons, Ike and Sparky, as they skid logs. We show our original portable saw milling and our furniture-making operation, planting, climbing and felling of trees and you get a glimpse of the energy and enthusiam of the early days of the business.
How to Open and Close the Louvered Pergola's shutters
The Modern Louvered Garden Pergolas have heavy duty louvers as your main roof component of your pergola so you can control the amount of sunlight you want at all times.
It is a hidden aluminum hardware system so it will not decay and this video shows how easy it is to open and close the louvers.
The Sun Gazebo's Sliding Doors
This in-the-shop video highlights the versatility and ease of use for the sliding door design we use for both the Sun Gazebo and the Kikue's Tea House. We can upscale this barn door mechanism to make larger and taller all wood wall panels to enclose larger pavilions as well.