Western hemlock

Western hemlock features a fine texture and a straight uniform grain. This species is seasoned uniformly in dry kilns to improve its strength, stiffness and enhance resistance to decay and insect attack. It offers a wide array of applications, ranging from mouldings, interior woodworking to general construction, roof decking and plywood. This wood species is primarily known for its even density that offers excellent machining properties.

Features

  • Good strength-to-weight ratio
  • Excellent machining properties
  • Good sanding, staining and painting properties
  • Glues satisfactorily
  • Turns, planes and shapes well
  • Moderate nail and screw-holding ability
  • Polishes beautifully

Examples of stains of Western hemlock

  • Normal
    no finish

  • Teak dead
    matt

  • Walnut PU
    gloss

  • Venge PU
    gloss

Images are only for reference: Actual may vary

Most Canadian Wood species can be used in their original light color or stained to darker colors of mimic hardwoods.

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