Western Hemlock features a fine texture and a straight uniform grain. The annual growth rings are distinct but there is little difference between the heartwood and sapwood, which makes the transition subtle and the wood quite uniform in colour, ranging from creamy white to light gold. Air drying and kiln drying are both effective ways to season the wood. Once dry, the wood is stable. It hardens gradually as it dries and ages, giving it excellent wearing qualities throughout its service life.
Western Hemlock offers a wide array of applications. Extensively used in creating furniture, doors and windows, this non-resinous species takes stains and finishes extremely well. Furthermore, it is the perfect choice for mouldings and interior woodworking. It is also widely used in joinery, interior panelling, furniture, doors and windows. This species Western Hemlock is used for general construction, roof decking and plywood, as well as for laminating stock and the production of glue-laminated and solid beams. It sands smoothly, glues easily and has high nail and screw holding ability.
Compared to other species, its strength and stiffness make it a preferred material for use in horizontal components and longer spans.
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