American Douglas Fir Timber

Timbersource are a leading online American Douglas Fir timber merchant in the UK.
Take a look at the benefits of American Douglas Fir timber and how to order, below.

What is American Douglas Fir Timber?

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.

American Douglas Fir is used for: Joinery - Exterior, Joinery - Interior, Cladding, Structural Use, Flooring, Construction and many more. Thicknesses kiln dried are 1", 1½", 2", 2½", 3" & 4". Also 6" thick just heat-treated for import regulations. Widths in packs are random 4" - 12". Lengths; mainly 7' - 16' but can be longer.



The Tree

Latin name Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pseudotsuga taxifolia, Pseudotsuga douglasii.

Also known as British Columbian pine (UK), Columbian pine (UK), Oregon pine (USA). 

A large tree attaining a height of 45m to 60m and a diameter of 1m to 2m, occasionally much taller and larger.


The Timber

The heartwood is light reddish-brown in colour, usually quite distinct from the lighter coloured sapwood. The abrupt change and contrast in colour between early-wood and late-wood bands, produce a prominent growth ring figure which is a feature of plain-sawn surfaces and of rotary-cut veneer. The wood from trees grown in the UK appears to have less resin than the North American wood, and to some extent is of more rapid growth. The average weight of dried timber from either source is about 530 kg/m3.


Strength and Durability

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 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.


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. 


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. To Contact Us click HERE



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Quarry Way, Waterlip,
Shepton Mallet, Somerset,
United Kingdom