Oregon (Douglas Fir)

COMMON APPLICATIONS
Decking
Decking

Its heartwood is a pale pinkish-brown, with the sapwood being quite lighter, almost white.  It is a straight grained softwood which is relatively strong given its light weight.

It has alternating bands of high and low density timber in the annual rings resulting in uneven wear, however this is sometimes made into a feature by sandblasting them to make them stand out prominently.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern. Get a Quote
Botanical Name: Psuedotsuga menziesii
Origin: North America

General

Certifications Available::
PEFC
Seasoning: The timber seasons well
Uses: Most commonly useed for exposed rafters and beams.
Price (1-10): 2

Availability

Stocked: Yes

Density

Density Air Dry: 470 kg/m2

Shrinkage

Shrinkage Radial: 2.8 %
Shrinkage Tangental: 4.9 %

Mechanical Properties

Janka Hardness: 3.6 kN
Modulus of Rupture: 78.3 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 8.8 GPa

Fire

NZAS lgnitability: 14
NZAS Flame Spread: 9
NZAS Heat Evolved: 9
NZAS Smoke Developed: 3

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