FIR – SOFTWOOD LUMBER
|Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga Menziesii
Common Names: Subalpine fir, California red fir, Grand fir, Noble fir, and Pacific silver fir.
Where it Grows: One of six commercial species of fir grown in western United States.
Main Uses: Used primarily for general construction, as well as boxes, crates, sash, doors, trim, plywood, and pulpwood.
General Description: Generally straight and quite even grained with medium to coarse texture. Whitish to yellowish brown heartwood, indistinguishable from sapwood.
Working Properties: Works satisfactorily with hand or machine tools. Turns easily. Exceptional gluing, nailing, and screwing properties. Stains, paints, and varnishes well.
Physical Properties: Light, soft, moderately stiff, low strength, low shock resistance, and low decay resistance.