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Douglas Fir Timbers

When architects and engineers look for the best in structural wood, their first choice repeatedly is Douglas Fir. It is dimensionally stable and universally recognized for its superior strength-to-weight ratio. Its high specific gravity provides excellent nail and plate-holding ability. The species also enjoys a documented superior performance against strong forces resulting from natural phenomena such as winds, storms and earthquakes. It is truly the ideal structural and general purpose wood for framing lumber in residential, light commercial,and industrial construction.

It is straight grained and moderately hard. It is used widely in construction, laminated timbers, plywood and high grade veneer, interior trim, cabinet work, pallets, boxes, ladders and flooring. The sapwood is white to pale yellow while the heartwood is orange-red with high contrast between earlywood and latewood.

Douglas Fir Rough Sawn Timbers     Douglas Fir S4S Timbers