Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) is a unique species because of its stability (approximately 50% less shrinkage than other softwoods), light weight and high natural durability. Western Red Cedar trees comprise about 20% of the mature coastal forest. Western Red Cedar is the preferred species for exterior applications such as siding, decking, fencing, windows, doors, …

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Douglas Fir (Oregon Pine)

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) makes up approximately 10% of British Columbia’s coastal forests. Douglas Fir shares many of the technical properties of Hemlock. Clear and Shop grades are ideal for many appearance and joinery applications such as paneling, furniture, windows and doors. Douglas Fir is often used with a clear finish because of its attractive …

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Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) is the most abundant species of trees growing in British Columbia coastal area. Its fiber has high strength, stiffness and density which makes it ideal for most structural and industrial uses from framing lumber to heavy timbers to engineered components. Hemlock is also easily pressure treated, making it a preferred choice …

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