WOOD TYPES:

We process popular Canadian woods such as Spruce (spf), Pine (spf), Fir (spf), Hemlock, Aspen and Alder. We however, specialize in Heat Treated KD/SPF and Douglas Fir.

View Spruce (spf) | Pine (spf) | Fir (spf) | Hemlock | Aspen | Alder | Heat Treated KD/SPF | Douglas Fir
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WESTERN SPF / KD / HT

Four species, White Spruce (Picea glauca), Engelmann Spruce (Pice aengelmannii), Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta), and Alpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) comprise the spruce-pine-fir species group. All yield high grade timber with relatively small, sound tight knots. Lumber produced from spruce-pine-fir Species is marketed together as SPF.

SPF is ideal for pallet construction due to it's low cost and high strength to weight ratio. Western SPF lumber tend to be available in larger sizes than eastern SPF due to the climate and size of logs. The combination of the species and growth conditions in western Canada result in tall straight trees which produces strong straight lumber that when dried correctly is stable and ideal for construction.

SPF lumber is seasoned uniformly in dry kilns to a moisture content of 19% or less. Kiln drying inhibits natural staining of the wood, improves its strength and stiffness, enhances its appearance and increases its resistance to decay and attack by insects. SPF has a high strength-to-weight ratio and is well known for its outstanding working properties. It takes and holds nails exceptionally well and is easily worked with hand and power tools. It has good gluing, painting and staining properties.

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