Douglas fir can vary in color based upon age and location of tree, but is usually a light brown color with a hint of red and/or yellow, with darker growth rings. In quarter sawn pieces, the grain is typically straight and plain. In flat sawn pieces, the wood can have wild grain patterns. The grain is generally straight, or slightly wavy, with medium to coarse texture, and moderate natural luster.
Average Dried Weight:
32 lbs/ft3 (510 kg/m3)
Douglas fir typically machines well, but has a moderate blunting effect on cutters. It accepts stains, glues, and finishes well.