Springwood is whitish to light yellow-brown; summerwood frequently has a purplish or reddish-brown tinge; heartwood not distinct. Small black streaks often appear in the wood.
It is used for framing and architectural members and is a prime species for mouldings, millwork and panelling.
Distribution & Availability
Grows best in the Pacific Northwest between sea level and 1850 metres. Readily available.
Physical & Mechanical Properties
Weight 465 kg per cubic metre. Straight grain and fine texture.
Slightly durable. Moderately easy to treat.