The Douglas Fir of the Pacific Northwest are among the largest plant species on earth, and their virgin forests generated much of the large timber through the 20th century. Much of this old growth stock yields dense, and largely clear figure; along with infrequent nail holes. The organic softwood figure and lighter color hues of Douglas Fir have versatile use for paneling applications, either as a stand alone wood or in combination with contrasting colors, textures and materials.
Color and Surface
The grain is uneven, though more subdued in it’s reddish brown patina than antique Longleaf Pine. As a wide plank floor with moderate hardness, it is a warm and natural choice for lower traffic residential applications. The structural stability and aged patina of the woods has also made them the ideal wood for beams and ceiling joists – either structural or ornamental.