Douglas Fir (Flat Cut & Vertical Grain)

Douglas Fir

Douglas fir (scientific name: Pseudotsugamenziesii) has a heartwood of light brown color with a hint of yellow or red (color varies with age and location of tree). Its texture is medium to coarse, its luster is moderate, and its grain is usually straight – sometimes slightly wavy.

When quarter cut/sawn the grain is straight and plain. Flat cut/sawn wild grain patterns are seen.

Douglas fir is commonly found in western North America. It is moderately durable but prone to insect attack.

Janka Hardness :

2,760 N(620 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :

510 kg/m3(32 lbs/ft3)

Workability :

Douglas fir is good with machining operations but has a blunting effect on cutting tools. It works well with glues and stains, and it finishes well.


Pricing / Availability

Douglas fir is readily available in the form of construction lumber at affordable prices but its reclaimed boards are priced significantly higher.



It is not mentioned in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN’s Red List.


Common Uses

It is primarily used in construction projects in its lumber form. However, it can also be used for other purposes, such as veneers or plywood.

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