Douglas fir is an environmentally responsible alternative for impregnated pine. With its many good qualities, this European pine variety is suitable for a wide range of projects.
Douglas fir comes from sustainably managed forests in northwestern Europe. This wood variety has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to its many advantageous qualities. For instance, it is naturally very durable and exceptionally strong, making it an ideal choice for outdoor projects such as timber cladding and roof boards. Once dried, it is even harder. With its flame-like grain and heartwood in yellow-brown to pink colouring, Douglas also has a beautiful appearance.
Douglas fir can be left untreated or given an attractive colour finish. For ideas, see examples of our oil and stain finishes for wood. Charring is another great option for this sustainable softwood variety.
This variety gives very pleasing results with charring. On request, we can apply the traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique in our own workshop, then seal the unique charred surface to preserve it. Charred Douglas fir withstands weather conditions well and acquires a lovely patina over time, with the grain of the wood always remaining visible.