Douglas fir posts showing a carpenter's mark.

Douglas fir finishes

Preparing Douglas fir

The Timber Frame Company are proud to have developed a cost-effective and market leading process for Douglas fir.  Our approach combines gentle kiln drying of the sap wood with planing and oiling prior to delivery.

The benefits of this process include; vastly increased stability, minimized shrinkage, and the inhibition of otherwise common but structurally insignificant mould growth. 

Finishes to Douglas fir frames

Like oak, Douglas fir can be left with a band sawn finish, although this may require future maintenance.  Many clients opt for a planed and painted finish, or planed and oiled which has a crisp and warm appearance.