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Douglas Fir (Flat Cut & Vertical Grain)

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir (scientific name: Pseudotsugamenziesii) has a heartwood of light brown color with a hint of yellow or red (color varies with age and location of tree). Its texture is medium to coarse, luster is moderate and grain is usually straight, sometimes slightly wavy.

When quarter cut/sawn the grain is straight and plain. Flat cut/sawn wild grain patterns are seen.

Douglas Firis commonly found in western North America. It is moderately durable but prone to insect attack.

Janka Hardness :

2,760 N(620 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :

510 kg/m3(32 lbs/ft3)

Workability :

Good with machining operations but has a blunting effect on cutting tools. Is good with glues and stains, and finishes well.

1

Pricing / Availability

It is readily available in the form of construction lumber at affordable prices but its reclaimed boards are priced significantly higher.

2

Sustainability

It is not mentioned on the IUCN’s Red List and in the CITES Appendices.

3

Common Uses

It is primarily used in construction projects in its lumber form, however, it also has other applications such as in veneer and as plywood.

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