The heartwood is light tan to medium brown, changing to orange-brown due to exposure to sunlight and age. It is a very durable wood which is used extensively in industrial applications for wharves, trestles and heavy construction. It dries evenly and stays stable during use. Because of its many characteristics Douglas-fir is also used for cabinetry, trim, plywood and flooring, etc.
Machinability: Machines well with power tools and holds nails and screws well. It glues well. Accepts all finishes satisfactorily.
Density: Specific gravity of .53
Thickness: 4/4 and 8/4, kiln dried, and thicker dimensions in air dried.
Grades: C Select