Douglas Fir Characteristics

Douglas Fir from Western Forest Products is one of the world’s finest building materials.

Species Characteristics: Known for its distinctive natural attributes, including strength, durability and beauty; golden-orange in colour; known for its quality and range of grades and characteristics, including some fibre that is exceptionally straight- and fine-grained.

Uses: Ideal for a wide variety of uses — from decorative doors and windows to a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, including framing and structural timbers. Designers, architects and consumers choose WFP’s Douglas Fir products when they want the best in structural lumber and for clear, tight, straight grain. WFP’s Douglas Fir products are also excellent for applications where a fine, knotty material is required.

Why is Douglas Fir ideal to work with?
Because WFP’s Douglas Fir seasons well, dries evenly and remains straight and true with minimum checking or distortion, its workability is superb. What makes Douglas Fir even better is that it also accepts a variety of stains and finishes, holds nails and screws securely and accepts adhesives well. Douglas Fir is the ideal structural wood for framing lumber in residential, light commercial, multi-storey and industrial construction.

Sustainability Considerations: Like all WFP wood products, WFP’s Douglas Fir is the right choice for the environment.

For more information on Douglas Fir, download these brochures:

Douglas Fir (English)
Douglas Fir (Japanese)
Douglas Fir (Mandarin)

Product sheets courtesy Coast Forest Products Association

Physical Properties of Douglas Fir
Density (air dry average): 540 kg/m3
Specific gravity (oven dry average): 0.51
Modulus of elasticity: 13 500 MPa
Modulus of rupture: 88.6 MPa

Information on Douglas Fir Products