DOUGLAS-FIR is a straight grained and resilient timber with high strength to weight ratio as well as quick availability and ease of use. Its light rosy color is set off by a remarkably straight grain pattern making it a premium building product specified by architects, engineers and builders for a wide range of construction applications. Douglas-fir is also valued for its dimensional stability and its high specific gravity which provides excellent nail-holding capability.
SPF (spruce-pine-fir) is the name given to a combination of spruces, pines and firs that share similar characteristics and are found throughout the forests of Canada. SPF’s high fiber strength, light weight and easy workability make it an excellent choice for house construction, trusses and home projects. SPF dimension lumber is kiln-dried to make it straight and dimensionally stable. Its clean, white appearance and small knots create an attractive look for interior projects. SPF is also a popular choice for remanufacturing into specialty items such as furniture, crates, pallets and moldings.
HEM FIR As a framing material for residential, commercial and industrial buildings, Hem Fir lumber is valued for its strength, versatility and ease of use. Hem Fir is light in color varying from a creamy, nearly white to a light, straw- brown color. Its fiber characteristics are ideally suited for the load-bearing and load carrying requirements of residential and light commercial construction, provide outstanding pressure-treating performance and offer exceptional wear resistance on high-traffic areas in outdoor applications.
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