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Providing high quality repairs, refinishing, or replacement of your wood floor system.
We are your advocate and we work for you, not the insurance company.
The insurance company’s contractors work for and are paid by the insurance company.
“You have the right to have your home repaired by the repair person of your choice”.
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Let Boatright Hardwood Floors guide you through the process to put your home back together.
Douglas Fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Appearance

Color: Heartwood is yellowish tan to light brown. Sapwood is tan to white. Heartwood may be confused with that of Southern Yellow Pine. Radical color change upon exposure to sunlight.

Grain: Normally straight, with occasional wavy or spiral texture. Nearly all fir flooring is vertical-grain or riftsawn clear-grade material.

Species & Grade Variations: Wood varies greatly in weight and strength. Young trees of moderate to rapid growth have reddish heartwood and are called “Red Fir”. The narrow-ringed wood of old trees may be yellowish-brown and is known as “Yellow Fir.”

Properties

Hardness (Janka): 660; 49% softer than Northern Red Oak.

Dimensional Stability: Above average (change coefficient .00267; 28% more stable than Red Oak).

Durability: Durable but easily dented. Somewhat brittle and splinters easily, especially with age. Used for flooring, but may not be suitable for all applications due to its softness.

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Harder to work with hand tools than the soft pines.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.

Nailing: Good holding ability.

Finishing: Some boards develop a slight pinkish to bright salmon color when finished with some products. Because of tendency toward color change, care must be taken to avoid oversanding when refinishing an existing floor.

Comments: Sometimes milled for flooring as end-grain block, which is significantly harder than plainsawn.

Cost

(Relative to plain sawn select Red Oak)
Multiplier: 1.70

Availability

Readily available.

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