Douglas Fir can vary in colour depending upon the tree’s age and location. It is usually a light brown color with a hint of red and/or yellow, with darker growth rings.
The tree itself can grow large, and is widely used in construction and building purposes, due to its strength. Even though it is considered a softwood, the wood is very stiff, hard, and resistant to abrasion, making it suitable for uses where wear is a factor.
Highly regarded and preferred structural timber for its excellent strength, durability and decay resistance
Accepts stains, glues, and finishes well
Dries rapidly with small dimensional movement
Douglas Fir is one of the finest timbers for heavy structural purposes.