House Signs made using Douglas Fir Wood

douglas fir tree

Douglas Fir wood aka British Columbian Pine in the UK has always been hugely popular with construction workers as it is a high-quality softwood which has exceptional strength and hardness.

This type of wood makes it an excellent choice for a house sign as it has moderate durability; it is sturdy and also water resistant, allowing customers to place their sign outdoors without the fear of weathering.

The grain of douglas fir is usually straight and has a colour of light brown with hints of yellow and red alongside dark growth rings.

Douglas Fir wood is natural to carve into with power tools due to its grains that grip nails and screws instead of splitting with also accepting adhesives. This type of timber has reduced resins compared to other wood types, which enables it to take on varnish or paint easily.


  • Water resistant
  • Strong
  • Hard
  • Resistant to decay


  • Dents and scratches easily
  • Cutting trees down unnecessarily results in loss of habitat for animal species and may increase the likelihood of flooding in local areas.

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