Douglas Fir Wood
Overview Of Douglas Fir Wood
Douglas firs are medium-size to extremely large evergreen trees, 20–100 meters (70–330 ft) tall (although only coast Douglas firs reach such great height). The leaves are flat, soft, linear, 2–4 centimeters (0.8–1.6 in) long, generally resembling those of the firs, occurring singly rather than in fascicles; they completely encircle the branches, which can be useful in recognizing the species. The female cones are pendulous, with persistent scales (unlike true firs), and are distinctive in having a long tridentine (three-pointed) bract that protrudes prominently above each scale (it resembles the back half of a mouse, with two feet and a tail).
Working Properties Of Douglas Fir Wood
Its reddish-brown heartwood is distinctive from its cream white sapwood. Douglas fir is straight grained, with medium texture and sound knots.
Main Uses Of Douglas Fir Wood