There are numerous softwoods produced in Europe, including Douglas Fir, Whitewood, Redwood, Larch, Cedar and many more. All of the aforementioned timbers have multiple uses, including joinery, furniture and cabinet making, construction etc. As an importer we sell Douglas Fir as predominantly fresh sawn material for joinery and construction. Whitewood is sold generally for carcassing, inexpensive construction and painted material. Redwood for anything from flooring to cladding or roof joists to picture framing. Larch is generally sold for cladding, decking or marine applications and Cedar for construction and joinery.
There are a multitude of grading rules that apply, across what is probably the broadest spectrum of species from one continent. Ranging from C16 to C24 for constructional grade softwoods, unsorted (I-III) and 5th's for joinery grade Scandinavian redwood and unsorted (I-III) and 4th's for Siberian larch.
European softwood plantations are currently in surplus with more than one new tree planted for every one felled and converting timber into a usable building material, generates far less greenhouse gases than any other mainstream alternative.