Oregon Pine

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Durability: Durable
Colour: Medium
Sizes available: 50, 100 mm

Trade Name:  Oregon
Botanical Species: Pseudotsuga menziesi
Other Names:  Douglas Fir.
Country of Origin: North America also Plantations in New Zealand
Air Dry Density: 550kgs/m³
Durability: Durable
Strength:  7 (on a scale from 1 – 10)


Relatively easy to dry but the tangential surface is prone to surface checking.
End splitting is likely if drying is too rapid.
Heartwood is a pale pinkish brown and the sapwood is almost white.
The wood is typically straight grained with a fine even texture but varying in density according to the locality of growth.
Working Qualities: 
Care is needed in dressing because the softer early wood may be compressed and later, on recovery, produce a ridged surface. This characteristic makes it unsuitable for steam bending.
Inclined to split when nailed near ends of piece. Resin content can be high, causing occasional bleed-through of paint films.
General timber for internal framing, interior joinery, boat building, sarking.
Product Attributes:
Consistent colour.
Machines and turns well.
Quarter sawn boards available.
Good lengths available.
Very stable in use.
Veneers available.
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