Hemlock, Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar

Hemlock_Douglas_Fir_Northcrest_Forest_BC_0019_webHemlock

Canadian, BC Hemlock wood, also called Hemlock Spruce, is an exceptional lumber from the coniferous trees. As the most plentiful tree species on the coast of British Columbia, Hemlock is used for general construction, roof decking and plywood, as well as for laminating stock and the production of glue-laminated and solid beams. Hemlock wood is known for its even density which provides excellent machining properties.

HemlockAdvantages:

  • Even Density
  • Smoothness
  • Resin-Free

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Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir is one of the best known wood species in the world which makes up 8.8% of the provincial growing stock. Douglas Fir is primarily used for building and construction purposes due to its strength advantages and availability of large dimensions from old-growth trees.

Douglas-FirAdvantages:

  • Wide Spread Availability
  • Quick Growth
  • High Workability
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Common Uses of Douglas-Fir

Douglas-fir is primarily used for building and construction purposes due to its strength advantages and availability of large dimensions from old-growth trees. It is one of the finest timbers for heavy structural purposes, including laminated arches and roof trusses. Structurally, it is used in the form of lumber, timbers, pilings and plywood.

Douglas-fir is seen as a first class wood for the manufacturing of sashes, doors and windows. The wood is also used to produce a wide variety of products including general millwork, flooring, furniture, cabinets, veneer, vats, ship and boat construction, transmission poles, and marine pilings.

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Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar comes from North American and most of it grows in British Columbia. As one of the most commercially valuable species, Western Red Cedar makes up approximately 8% of British Columbia’s total growing stock. It can be used for siding, decking, fencing, gazebos, sheds, doors, windows, binds, shutters, indoor/outdoor and much more.

Western Red CedarAdvantages:

  • Natural Beauty
  • High Durability
  • Beautiful Texture

 

 

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