Douglas Fir Contemporary Fencing Elements Slats / Battens refers to the use of Douglas Fir timber as an exterior covering or finishing material for buildings. Douglas Fir is a popular choice for cladding due to its natural beauty, durability, and structural strength.
- Appearance: Douglas Fir has a reddish-brown to yellow-brown heartwood with a pale yellow sapwood. It has a straight grain pattern with occasional knots. The texture is medium to coarse, and the wood has a natural lustre.
- Density: The density of Douglas Fir varies depending on the specific variety and growing conditions. On average, it has a density of about 480 kg/m³ (30 lb/ft³), which makes it a moderately heavy and dense softwood.
- Workability: Douglas Fir is relatively easy to work with hand and machine tools. It has good machining properties, allowing for smooth cutting and shaping. The wood also holds nails and screws well and glues satisfactorily.
- Moisture Movement: Douglas Fir has a moderate-to-high level of dimensional stability, meaning it is less prone to warping, twisting, and shrinking compared to some other softwoods. However, like all wood, it will expand and contract with changes in moisture content.
Lead time 3 – 5 working days
Price per 1 square meter – £44.00 plus VAT