Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Also known as Coast Douglas-fir, Oregon Pine, Oregon Douglas-fir, Douglas Tree, Interior Douglas-fir.

Where it grows

LCoastal regions of western North America, from west-central British Columbia, Canada southward to central California, United States.

Sapwood tan to white  elato
Heartwood yellowish tan to light brown
Grain Normally straight, with occasional wavy or spiral texture
Height 250 ft with diameter 6'
Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³) 480-610
Specific gravity at 12 % M.C. (kg/m³) 0,48
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End Uses

Commercial and industrial, institutional buildings, temporary works, interior.


Douglas Fir is one of the strongest of all North American softwoods. It has the highest modulus of elasticity value (an important factor in the stiffness of roof and floor systems). This species commands respect as a dependable, all-purpose wood for both heavy and light construction. Douglas Fir lumber products are identified by region as "DF", "DFS" and "D Fir (N) on the grade stamp.

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