Douglas Fir is the lead species of the West, with more volume shipped than any other species and its sterling performance history is recognized the world over.
Douglas-fir (DF) is often the standard against which all other framing species are measured. It possesses superior strength-to-weight ratio, high specific gravity, excellent nail and plate-holding capability and excellent dimensional stability. The moderate decay resistance of its heartwood, documented excellent performance record against strong forces resulting from winds, storms and earthquakes, have given Douglas-fir its reputation. Color, grain pattern, texture, knot size and type are addressed in the rules for appearance grades. The Douglas-fir trees grow to 250 feet tall (60 to 75 meters) with average tree trunk of 5 to 6 feet in diameter (1.5 to 2 meters).
Abundant and widely available in second and third-growth stands yielding products in multiple grades and dimensions. Douglas-fir's light rosy color is set off by its remarkably straight and handsome grain pattern. Sapwood is white to pale yellow and heartwood is russet with high contrast between the springwood and summerwood.
Douglas-fir grows throughout Western forests with the most abundant region being in the coastal climates of Oregon, Washington and northern California. Douglas-fir and western larch often grow in intermixed stands. Usually marketed separately in the appearance grades to provide more options for the marketplace, coastal and inland Douglas-fir and western larch share similar structural performance characteristics.
Liberty Cedar is one of the leading quality Douglas-fir wood suppliers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Long Island, New York, and Connecticut region. Visit Liberty Cedar and see our high quality Douglas-fir wood supplies.
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