American Douglas Fir Timber is a very popular softwood species due to its strength and versatility. We stock both timber from North America and Europe. It is mainly imported in grade #2 / 3 clears 85 / 15 which results in a small knot-content.
Timbersource are a leading online timber merchant in the UK, supplying American Douglas Fir timber to the joinery, carpentry, construction and building trade at competitive prices.
Simply use the Cutting List tool to the right to select how you'd like your American Douglas Fir timber machined and to what measurements, and we'll cut it to suit your specifications.
Cut to Size / Planed American Douglas Fir Timber
American Douglas fir is an extremely popular and well-known softwood that is sought-after for both its strength and versatility. Sourced from North America and Europe, this wood is normally imported in grade 2 or 3, resulting a small knot-content. When ordering American Douglas fir timber cut to size from Timbersource, you will be able to select from kiln-dried thicknesses of 1", 1½", 2", 2½", 3", and 4", widths of around 4”-12”, and lengths of around 7’– 16’.
Ordering American Douglas Fir Timber
Ordering American Douglas fir timber from Timbersource is perfect for those requiring a wood which machines well, turns well, and is satisfactory for nailing, screwing and gluing. It also takes both stains and varnishes easily, although the same cannot be said for paint.
Frequently Asked Questions about American Douglas Fir Timber
What can this timber be used for?
American Douglas Fir is used for joinery exterior and interior, cladding, structural use, flooring, construction and much more. Thicknesses kiln dried are 26mm, 38mm, 51mm, 63mm, 76mm and 102mm. Widths in packs are random 4" - 12", lengths mainly 7' - 16' but can be longer.
How strong and durable is this timber?
American Douglas Fir is compared with European Redwood, it is some 60 per cent stiffer, 40 per cent harder and more resistant to suddenly applied to loads, and 30 per cent stronger in bending and in compression along the grain.
American Douglas Fir is moderately durable and is slightly durable (homegrown timber). The heartwood and sapwood are both permeable. It is moderately resistant to decay.
What are its physical properties?
American Douglas Fir is extremely difficult to treat, and the sapwood is difficult. It has good overall strength, is very stiff, has low shock resistance and is stable.
Click & Collect and Delivery - Timbersource usually aims to dispatch orders within 10 working days for most requirements. We will endeavour to complete your order ahead of schedule.
Next Day / Same Working Day
Click and Collect - Same working day collection when you order by 12:00pm**
Delivery - Next working day delivery when you order by 12:00pm (please call +44 (0) 1373 469905 to ask if we can offer Same Working Day Delivery)
**Subject to Stock availability and excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Christmas Periods.
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