Douglas Fir is one of the world’s best-known and most widely used wood species. In British Columbia, there are two varieties of Douglas Fir: Coastal and Interior. The sapwood is light in colour and of narrow width. The heartwood ranges from yellowish to reddish-brown. Earlywood and latewood have a pronounced difference in colour, the latewood having darker, more sharply defined bands. This colour difference results in a distinctive grain pattern when flat-sawn. The wood has a fine to medium texture, straight grain and is non-porous.

Douglas Fir is valued globally due to its extraordinary strength-to-weight ratio. It is in great demand for building and construction and its availability in large dimension makes it an ideal choice for post and beam construction. Douglas Fir is also highly preferred for glue laminated beams (glu-lam). It is extensively used for manufacturing of doors, windows, furniture and general millwork. Carvings and contemporary designs can be effortlessly created on this wood type.

FEATURES

  • Excellent strength and workability
  • Good machining qualities (turns, planes and shapes well)
  • Excellent screw holding and resistance to splitting
  • Bonds well with a range of adhesives under a range of bonding conditions
  • Excellent sanding, staining and painting properties

FEW SAMPLES OF STAINS & FINISHES OF DOUGLAS FIR

  • Normal
    No finish

  • Teak Finish
    Dead Matt

  • Walnut PU
    Gloss
    Gloss

  • Venge PU
    Gloss
    Gloss

Images are only for reference: Actual may vary

Most Canadian Wood species can be used in their original light color or stained to darker colors of mimic hardwoods.

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