Douglas-Fir is one of the best known wood species in the world and is native to British Columbia. It is one of the finest wood species for heavy structural integrity in Log and Timber Homes. It is also commonly required by engineers in place of other log species because of these structural advantages. It is known for its pronounced straight grain and reddish heart wood characteristics with little dimensional movement occurring during the drying process (which means finer checks/cracks in the log compared to Pine and Spruce, particularly with the Premium Grade that LCLH selects for building.) Douglas Fir is also ideal for log cabin home construction because of the size, length and the consistence of the tree. They have much less taper than allot of other log species. Because the grain and texture is very appealing, it is commonly used for doors, trims, flooring and siding.
Douglas Fir has two widely recognized variations: Menziesii ( Coastal) and Glauca (Interior). Interior Douglas Fir is considered superior to Coastal due to its’ slower growth performance which results in tighter growth rings, thereby increasing its strength. Here at Lake Country Log Homes we take advantage of nature’s gift given to us in our own backyards and take the opportunity to hand select only the most premium graded Interior Douglas Fir Logs for our client’s custom homes.