Lumber Thicknesses: 4/4 through 12/4
Lumber Grades: C Select and Better
Vertical Grain Material Available
Sheet Goods: Available in a Variety of Grades
- Douglas Fir is a cone-bearing softwood, meaning that it is not a “true” fir.
- Douglas fir seedlings thrive in an open, sunny environment where as “true” firs grow well in shady conditions.
- Generally straight, sometimes wavy grained with a medium to fairly coarse texture.
- Yellowish to orange-red heartwood and whitish to reddish white sapwood.
- Typically free of knots.
- Douglas Fir works well with hand and power tools.
- It has a medium resistance to shock.
- The wood has high bending strength, high stiffness and high crushing strength.
- It is not recommended for steam bending, but clear, straight-grained material is ideally suited for use as glued, laminated pieces.