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Scientific Name: Tsuga heterophylla

Common Name: Western Hemlock

Janka Hardness: 540

Properties: Heartwood is light reddish brown. Sapwood may be slightly lighter in color but usually isn’t distinguished from the heartwood. Occasionally contains dark streaks. The conspicuous growth rings can exhibit interesting grain patterns on flatsawn surfaces. The grain is generally straight, with a coarse, uneven texture.

Workability: Overall working properties are good, but because of the disparity between the soft earlywood and the hard latewood, sanding can create dips and uneven surfaces. Glues, stains, and finishes well.

Uses: Boxes, pallets, crates, plywood, framing, and other construction purposes.

Fun Facts: Western Hemlock is the largest of the hemlocks, and is one of the most valuable sources of exportable lumber for Canada. It is also the state tree of Washington.

Hemlock 1 X 4 CVG - Actual Size 11/16" x 3-3/16”
Hemlock 1 X 6 CVG - Actual Size 11/16" x 5-7/16"
Hemlock 1 X 8 CVG - Actual Size 11/16" x 7-3/16"
Hemlock 1 X 12 CVG - Actual Size 11/16" x 11-1/4"

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* Species information excerpted from The Wood Database wood-database.com.