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  • Douglas Fir Trim Packages

    Posted on April 18, 2012 by Nicole

    We know it can be difficult to commit to buying all the trim you need for your project at once. The cost can be overwhelming. When you order your Douglas fir trim package all at once, you save money and time. Sound too good to be true? It’s not, really.

    CVG Dougls Fir Trim | Altrufir Douglas Fir Flooring & Lumber

    1x10 CVG Douglas Fir Trim

    When you order all of your Doug fir trim at the same time, you get peace of mind knowing your product will have the similar grain appearance – it comes from the same stock. You also get a fatter wallet since you won’t have to cover the cost of shipping that comes with each individual order. All it takes to order a Douglas fir trim package is preparation. Here’s how you can do it at AltruFir:

    First, pick your Douglas fir trim package

    There are many possible combinations when it comes to picking a Doug fir trim package. Order both stair treads and stair risers if you’re revamping the staircase or basement stairwell. Add pizzazz to your interior windows and doors with a CVG Douglas fir trim package – the CVG is perfect for highlighting fine door casings and window sills.

    There are Douglas fir baseboard and ceiling trim packages as well to help define your interior space no matter your home’s aesthetic. For instance, classic crown molding elevates the décor of any dining space. Replacing thin worn-out base & shoe molding with a new set of Doug fir molding and baseboard protects your walls and takes them up a notch.
    And it bears repeating that when you order all your Doug fir lumber at the same time, you’re product will be more uniform in appearance (something that is unlikely to happen when orders are placed separately over a span of time). You may only have the time, for instance, to replace your window sills room-by-room, weekend-by-weekend, but knowing that you’ve got your Doug fir trim package ready and waiting for the next go-around saves you from having to order the next set of supplies and then having to wait for them to ship…again.

    Second, get a custom profile for your trim

    Getting all your Douglas fir trim can be a tall order, but when you have to consider special profiles for your trim and moulding it can add to the apprehension you might feel about getting everything at once. Luckily, AltruFir can handle your custom profiles order. There are too many profiles to count, or list on our website, but we can mill material to whatever specifications you need, so just let us know.

    Knowing exactly how much to order for your project and specs – including overage – can be a tedious task. Rely on us to help.

    Contact AltruFir – we can help you crunch the numbers and ensure you’re getting all the material you need for your Douglas fir trim and moulding package.

    - Nicole Morales

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  • Douglas Fir Grades: C & Better

    Posted on April 11, 2012 by Nicole

    Douglas fir C & Better grade

    C & Better grade is the best Douglas fir grade available. But Doug fir buyers and browsers take note: C & Better grade can be many things to many people. So, here’s the lowdown on Douglas fir C & Better grade or C & BTR for short.

    Wait… what’s a ‘grade’ again?

    You may already be in-the-know about how the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) sets the standards for and accredits wood grading systems in the US. You may also know that these standards are carried out by lumber agencies that inspect and grademark different wood species, creating a matrix of standards and grades and finishes that can confuse the heck out of people who just want good quality, good-looking wood.

    Clear Vertical Grain Doug Fir

    What does Douglas fir C & Better grade mean?

    Douglas fir with a C & Better grade has no visible wood-knots and has an even-complexion. Clear vertical grain (CVG) Douglas fir carries a C & Better grade because it is cut to accentuate the light and dark straight grain pattern of the wood fiber. In addition to wood grain clarity, C & Better Douglas fir is less likely to change (warp) – a straight grain stays straight even when its environment doesn’t. So, C & Better grade is your best bet when durability and appearance are important.

    Is Douglas fir C & Better grade the same everywhere?

    No, it’s not. Although the ALSC accredits wood-grading systems for lumber agencies, there is room for interpretation when it comes down to different lumber agencies writing their own set of rules (based on ALSC criteria) and inspecting their own stock of lumber.

    For example, the Western Wood Products Association is just one lumber agency in the US specializing in softwood lumber on the West Coast. The Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association or NELMA writes rules for wood-grading systems for softwoods on the East Coast. Essentially, wood-grading systems vary from coast to coast.

    But did you know that there is further variation with how wood can be sold? When it comes to Douglas fir wood grades, there are structural grades and appearance grades and within these two end-use categories, there are further delineations. For instance, Douglas fir appearance grades can be called Select, Finish, Common, and Alternate.

    So why isn’t Douglas fir C & Better grade the same everywhere?

    According to the WWPA, “color, grain pattern, texture, knot type and size are the factors that influence the grade. For this reason Douglas fir [is] marketed as a distinct species to allow for a larger range of visual choices.” So with the wide range of visual choices comes a wide range of visual appearances.

    There’s Douglas fir C & Better grade with a loose-looking grain or standard grain. There’s Douglas fir C & Better grade with a tighter grain or CVG grain. And then there’s Douglas fir C & Better grade with grain patterns somewhere in between.

    All in all, Douglas fir C & Better grade is more than skin…er, wood-deep. It’s a ‘grade’ that accounts for both durability and appearance.

    - Nicole Morales

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