Structural Long Length Douglas Fir Dimension Lumber
When architects and engineers look for the best in structural timber, their first choice is often Douglas fir. It is universally recognized for its superior strength-to-weight ratio.
In strength properties, Douglas fir has the highest ratings of any western softwood for extreme fiber stress in bending; tension parallel-to-grain; horizontal sheer; compression perpendicular-to-grain and compression parallel-to-grain.
It also has the highest modulus of elasticity (E) values of all North American softwood species. E is the ratio of the amount a piece of timber will deflect in proportion to an applied load. This reflection of stiffness is one of the most important considerations in the design of floors and other horizontal systems. Douglas fir is often selected for four and five story timber frame buildings.
Our Douglas Fir also works great for long export crating. It has the strength to handle heavy products over a long haul. It doesn’t tend to split or crack during the building process and through the shipping process.
Because of its physical working properties many builders worldwide prefer Douglas fir for framing timbers. It is truly the ideal, general-purpose softwood species for timber framing in residential, light commercial, multi-story and industrial construction, and for structural formwork applications.
Douglas Fir – Our Flag Ship Specie
- 4″ Doug Fir Studs
- 6″ Doug Fir Long Length
- 8″ Doug Fir Long Length
- 10″ Doug Fir Long Length
- 12″ Doug Fir Long Length