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Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is one of the world’s best-known and most widely used wood species. The sapwood is light in colour and of narrow width. The heartwood ranges from yellowish to reddish-brown. Earlywood and latewood have a pronounced difference in colour, the latewood having darker, more sharply defined bands. This colour difference results in a distinctive grain pattern when flat-sawn. The wood has a fine to medium texture, straight grain and is non-porous.
Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) makes up approximately 8% of British Columbia's total growing stock and is one of the most commercially valuable species. The heartwood varies in colour from light straw to pinkish red to deep, rich brown. The wood is straight-grained and non-porous and has a distinctive aroma. Weather resistant and highly resistant to decay, western red cedar is ideally suited for exterior applications.
Yellow cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) is one of the world’s most durable woods. Yellow cedar has a distinctive and uniform yellow colour. The narrow band of sapwood is very similar in colour to the heartwood. The wood is fine textured and straight grained. Yellow-cedar's natural extractives make it a decay resistant wood and aromatic when cut.
Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) is the most plentiful tree species on the coast of British Columbia. Western hemlock is the first choice for mouldings and interior woodworking and known for its excellent working properties. It is also widely used in joints, veneered interior paneling, furniture, doors, floors and windows. It is non-resinous and takes any stains or finishes extremely well. It sands smoothly, glues easily and has high nail and screw holding ability.
Sitka spruce (Pinus sitchensis) is used in a variety of structural products. Because it is stronger than the same weight component made of steel, Sitka spruce is used in building airplane framework components. It has virtually no odour or taste. High grades are popular for specialty applications such as masts andspars, and for ladder stock, where a high strength-to-weight ratio is desired. The wood has excellent acoustic properties and is used to make sounding boards in pianos and other musical instruments such as violins and guitars.