Coastal Lumber is a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area building materials industry. Coastal Lumber’s Raw Douglas Fir is ideal for those wanting a heavy grain and rough texture for patio covers or outdoor structures. It’s stiffness and durability make it ideal for outdoor or indoor structural applications.
Douglas Fir is often surfaced or resawn to use for flooring and paneling, as well as for fine trim in doors and windows. It is also an excellent choice when staining or painting. Due to its versatility, Coastal Lumber’s Raw Douglas Fir is often used in flooring and turns into a warm orange-brown color with age and is ideal for rooms with bright sun.
- 8-20+ lengths available in most grades
The Reason for Douglas Fir’s Popularity
Coastal Lumber strives to stock above average Raw Douglas Fir Lumber source primarily from Northern California and Oregon. Our Raw Douglas Fir lumber means it retains its natural moisture content, as opposed to being dry.
Douglas Fir is one of the most dominant lumber species in America’s northwest forests accounting for roughly one fifth of the continent’s total softwood reserves. Straight grained and exceptionally strong, our top quality Raw Douglas Fir is known for its distinctive grain patterns, produced by the varying degrees of spring and summer wood in the grain.
Strong and Lightweight = Great Choice for Builders!
When Bay Area architects, builders and contractors look for the best in structural lumber, their first choice repeatedly is Douglas Fir from Coastal Lumber. It is dimensionally stable and universally recognized for its superior strength-to-weight ratio.
This high quality lumber species also enjoys a superior performance against strong forces resulting from climate change and natural disasters such as winds, storms and tremors. It is truly the ideal structural and general purpose wood for framing lumber in light commercial, residential, multi story and industrial construction.
One of the Bay Area’s Largest Inventories of Doug Fir
Coastal Lumber’s Raw Douglas Fir is one of the strongest of the softwoods. Its high specific gravity provides excellent nail and plate-holding ability. Its load bearing capacity equals many light steels, yet it is considerably lighter in weight.
It’s most popular use in home construction is in framing – beams, studs, posts, joists and rafters. Coastal Lumber is the largest distributor of Raw Douglas Fir in the Bay Area. We are proud to carry Douglas Fir from the mills of Seneca, Redwood Empire, Weyerhauser, Roseburg, and Rough and Ready.