Douglas Fir
douglas fir

 

douglas fir

 

douglas fir


Douglas Fir Description
Pseudotsuga menziesii

Douglas Fir: aka Coastal Douglas Fir, Oregon Pine, Puget Sound Pine, BC Pine.

Colour: Heartwood is yellow/tan to light brown. Sapwood ranges from tan to white.

Grain: Plain sawn fir displays arched, plumed grain. Vertical or VG Fir is typically straight grained with occasional wavy or spiral texture. Old Growth VG Douglas Fir displays tell tale pin striped, tight, straight grain.

Janka Hardness: 660 lbs of dent resistance…49 % softer than Red Oak.

Finishing: Sands and finishes well. Can be blotchy and uneven when stained.

Notes: Douglas Fir ages to a salmon/orange color from exposure to UV light.


Douglas Fir Technical Data

DOUGLAS FIR
Green
Dry
English
Bending Strength
7758
12238
psi
Crushing Strength
446
872
psi
Density
 
33
lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness
660
lbs
Impact Strength
25
36
inches
Maximum Crushing Strength
3906
6951
psi
Shearing Strength
1172
psi
Static Bending
4572
8428
psi
Stiffness
1554
1917
1000 psi
Toughness
 
170
inch-lbs
Work to Maximum Load
6
9
inch-lbs/in3
Specific Gravity
0.43
0.47
Weight
33
31
lbs/ft3
Radial Shrinkage
4
%
Tangential Shrinkage
7
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
12
%

 

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