DOUGLAS FIR LUMBER – VERTICAL GRAIN – 4/4" – C & BETTER
Rough Cut - Gang Ripped to 12" Widths – Random Lengths
Douglas-fir is one of the United States’ most plentiful softwoods. Due to its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, it has long been the go-to species for carpentry and construction projects. We’re talking about CVG (Clear, Vertical Grain) Douglas-fir; boards that are more processed and quarter-sawn—cut so the growth rings are relatively perpendicular to board faces.
Doug-fir is one of the harder softwoods on the market and features a distinct difference in the hardness of the earlywood (the lighter colored areas) and the latewood (the darker stripes). You’ll feel this distinctly when bandsawing across the grain. The harder areas can also cause small drill bits to drift off course. The wood can splinter easily, and is tough to work with hand tools. Folded sandpaper can slip beneath a splinter, angling it right into your finger. Do yourself a favor and use a sanding block.
The wood machines well, but use very sharp cutters, and employ backer blocks when crosscutting to minimize exit tear out. Climb-cutting when routing profiles greatly reduces splintering. The wood glues without a problem and holds both nails and screws well, but drill pilot holes to prevent splitting.
Doug-fir has a warm, reddish-brown hue that deepens with age. It accepts stains readily and can be finished with any number of different topcoats but soaks up oil.
- 4/4" Rough Cut – Douglas Fir Lumber
- C & Better – Vertical Grain
- Gang Rip to 12" Widths
- Random lengths
- Region: Western United States
- Machines easily, glues, nails and paints or stains well.
- Used for furniture, cabinets, trim, siding, doors, windows.
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LUMBER DISCLAIMER – FIR
STOP — This item requires more information. You need to provide us with the following information for your Lumber order.
Note: Quantity ordered refers to Board Feet. Our Doug Fir lumber comes in specific widths and random lengths.
ROUGH LUMBER THICKNESS
- 4/4 = 1 inch
- 8/4 = 2 inch
Please note – lengths over 10 feet are more expensive to ship.
The following board foot calculator can be used to help you calculate your order.
Board Foot Calculator
The easiest and most common way to calculate board feet is to use a board foot calculator.
Several different board foot calculators are available online or check your app store and download to your phone.
To calculate board feet of lumber, use the following formula:
- Board Feet = Width (inches) x Thickness (inches) x Length (FEET) divided by 12.
Example – For a piece of lumber 2 inches thick, 6 inches wide and 10 feet long, you calculate board feet as follows:
Board Feet = (6 x 2 x 10) divide by 12 = 10 board feet.
If your order requires specifics, call to verify we have exactly what you need.
Example: If you order 100 board feet and need one board 8'6" that is at least 8" wide and one board 10' at least 6" wide – be sure to state exactly what you need.
Use the comment section in your shopping cart to provide this information.
- number of pieces needed.
- specific widths, if required.
- specific lengths, if required.