Douglas (Homé Hout BV, 2024)
Douglas (Homé Hout BV, 2024)
Common Name(s): Douglas
Scientific Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Distribution: Europe (planted)
Tree Size: 60-75 m tall,1.5-2 m trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 510 kg/m3 (MC 12%)
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.5%, Tangential: 7.3%, Volumetric: 11.6%
Color/Appearance: 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.
Grain/Texture: Grain is generally straight, or slightly wavy. Medium to coarse texture, with moderate natural luster.
Workability: Typically machines well, but has a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Accepts stains, glues, and finishes well.
Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, and structural/construction lumber.
Comments: The tree itself grows to be very large, and yields a large amount of usable lumber and veneer for plywood. It is an incredibly valuable commercial timber, widely used in construction and building purposes. The wood is very stiff and strong for its weight.