VERTICAL GRAIN DOUG FIR 4/4 X 4" - C & BTR4/4 X 4" - DOUG FIR C&BTR V/GRAIN RGH
DOUGLAS FIR LUMBER – VERTICAL GRAIN – 4/4" – C & BETTER
Rough Cut - Gang Ripped to 4" 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 4" Widths
- Random lengths
- Region: Western United States
- Machines easily, glues, nails and paints or stains well.
- Used for furniture, cabinets, trim, siding, doors, windows.