SPECIES

We manufacture lumber from two of B.C.'s top softwood species: 

Douglas fir and Western red cedar.

For our live edge slabs, we use: 

Douglas fir and reclaimed Black walnut. 

DOUGLAS FIR

Location

  • The southern half of British Columbia all the way into south-western Alberta.

Appearance

  • The sapwood, or outer layer, is light in colour. The heartwood, or inner layer, ranges in hues of yellow to reddish-brown.

  • The wood has a distinctive straight grain pattern of sharply defined bands when flat-sawn.    

Durability

  • High bending strength.'

  • Rigid

  • High resistance makes it suitable for uses where wear is a consideration.

Performance

  • Dries easily with little tendency to check.

  • Good dimensional stability.

Common Uses

  • Flooring

  • Staircase components

  • Window components

  • Door components

  • Veneer

  • Structural lumber

  • Trusses

  • Cutstock

  • Patterned stock

  • Turning square blanks

Click on this PDF graph

from Coast Forest

Products Association

to learn more about

how Douglas fir

performs.  

WESTERN RED CEDAR

Location

  •  British Columbia's Pacific coast, B.C.'s interior   wet belt and Alaska.  

Appearance

  • The sapwood, or outer layer, is light yellow. The heartwood, or inner layer, varies from light straw to pinkish-red to deep, rich brown.

  • The wood is straight-grained.

  • Machines to a smooth, satiny finish.

Durability

  • Light in weight, it has moderate strength. 

  • Excellent water-resistance.

  • Highly resistant to decay.

Performance

  • Dries with very little shrinkage.

  • Remarkable dimensional stability.

  • Non-resinous.

Common Uses

  • Decking

  • Boards

  • Wall paneling

  • Exterior siding

  • Trim

  • Garden furniture and structures

  • Veneer

  • Doors and components

  • Window components

  • Housing components 

  • Cutstock

Click on this PDF graph

from Coast Forest

Products Association

to learn more about

how Western Red cedar

performs.

Black Walnut
(or American Black Walnut)

Location​

  • The tree is indigenous to Southern Ontario, but has been planted in Southern British Columbia and parts of Eastern Canada.

Appearance

  • The sapwood, or outer layer, is whitish. The heartwood, or inner layer, can be light to dark brown. It can have dark streaks and a slight purplish tone.

  • Can be straight-grained or figured including fiddleback, curl, crotch, and burl. Occasionally you can find quartersawn walnut, which has a more beautiful grain pattern and striking colour than plainsawn lumber.

Durability

  • Exceptionally strong

  • Rigid

  • Natural resistance to decay

Performance

  • Good steam bending qualities

  • High dimensional stability

  • Fair shock resistance 

Common Uses

  • Fine furniture

  • Cabinetry

  • Decorative paneling

  • Interior joinery

  • Flooring

  • Clock cases

  • Musical Instruments

  • Gunstocks ​​

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