Wood common name: Douglas Fir
Wood species: Pinaceae (not a true
Age: 50-200 years +
Brief historical information: Primarily
a western US Species. Douglas Fir, due to its structural qualities,
has been used extensively in the manufacture of timbers for
framing, and in building and mining. It also nails well and
can found in interior joinery for doors, flooring, and mouldings.
Grain pattern: Both quarter and
Knot content: Can be graded for
both clear and knotty grades.
Growth rings: Six to twenty or
more per inch.
Color: Reddish brown shades in
heartwood to near white sapwood layer.
Nail holes: Can possess, depending
upon original use, nail and/or bolt holes. Frequency will
range from occasional to heavy.
Widths available: 3" - 18"+
Other characteristics: Wide plank
flooring is readlity available and less costly than most other
reclaimed wood species.
Comments: The wood is relatively
soft and care must be taken to protect the finish.