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