douglas fir species

Species - Domestic

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish

 

appearance

Color: Heartwood is yellowish tan to light brown. Sapwood is tan to white. Heartwood may be confused with that of Southern yellow pine. Radical color change upon exposure to sunlight.

Douglas Fir Species

Grain: Normally straight, with occasional wavy or spiral texture. Nearly all fir flooring is vertical-grain or rift sawn clear-grade material.

 

Variations Within Species and Grades: Wood varies greatly in weight and strength. Young trees of moderate to rapid growth have reddish heartwood and are called red fir. The narrow-ringed wood of old trees may be yellowish-brown and is known as yellow fir.

 

appearance

Readily available.

 

origin

North America