FRESH CUT WOODS > DOUGLAS FIR
For fresh cut beams Douglas
Fir is the undisputed champion. It
combines the best of every issue you can consider.
First, it is available in
extremely large sizes
(up to 36”x36”) and lengths (up to 60’).
Because we are a full
we can cut these monster timbers into any size you
wish. Second, Douglas Fir, like Western Red Cedar, will remain relatively
straight because it will relieve its
stress by checking, which are stress
cracks which do not affect the strength of the timber.
Fir also has great strength
and load capacities
which make it ideal for exposed beams in rooms with
long spans. Fir takes stain well and it ranges in color from blonde to a
dark orange. Because Douglas Fir is very “workable’ we are able to do
several different distressing techniques that will give these new beams
some character if you like.
The last big attraction to
Douglas Fir is its price. It is a very affordable option that will allow
you to get solid beams anywhere you want them.