Douglas Fir

Scientific name:  Pseudotsuga menziesii

Description: Can vary in color based upon age and location of tree. Usually a light brown color with a hint of red and/or yellow, with darker growth rings.  In quartersawn pieces, the grain is typically straight and plain. In flatsawn pieces, (typically seen in rotary-sliced veneers), the wood can exhibit wild grain patterns.  Grain is generally straight, or slightly wavy. Medium to coarse texture, with moderate natural lustre.

Properties:  Typically machines well, but has a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Accepts stains, glues, and finishes well.