Douglas Fir is not a true fir at all, nor a Pine or Spruce. It is a distinct species named after Archibald Menzies, a Scottish physician and naturalist who first discovered the tree on Vancouver Island in 1791, and David Douglas, the Scottish botanist who later identified the tree in the Pacific Northwest in 1826.
The species is known by a number of common names including Oregon Pine, British Columbian Pine, Red Fir and even Douglastree; however, the U.S. Forest Service settled on Douglas Fir some years ago. Douglas Fir is North America’s most plentiful softwood species, accounting for one fifth of the continent’s total softwood reserves. It is a truly beautiful wood and one of the few that offers wide, clear planks as the rule rather than the exception. Douglas Fir is also one of the few species that offers wide vertical grain planks in quality that can only be considered perfection.
The Joinery Co. produces Wide Plank Fir Flooring in both solid and engineered planks up to 20 inches wide and 24 feet long. Fir is also an ideal specie for producing “Monster Planking”. This product is now being develop by The Joinery Co. It can be as wide as 36 inches and as long as 42 feet in plainsawn plank and up to 12 inches wide and 30 feet long in clear vertical grain.
These samples are just a hint of what we can offer you in Douglas Fir. There is virtually no limit to the grade selections that are possible. We have created many outrageously beautiful floors from this specie. Call us, and let your imagination soar.