Douglas Fir S4S Trim Boards - C & Better Grade
Douglas Fir S4S Trim Boards
As one of the hardest and most dense of the softwood species, Douglas Fir makes a practical, as well as beautiful, addition to your home. With their unique grain, clear appearance, and striking pinkish color, Douglas Fir Trim Boards are perfect for decorative statement pieces, as well as door and window trim and fascia boards. They provide eye-catching appeal wherever they are installed.
• Available Lengths: These boards are available in 1x and 2x dimensions. The 1x dimensions are available in random lengths from 8'-20'. These boards are stocked in both even and odd lengths. The 2x dimensions are available in 8’, 10’, 12’, 14’, and 16’ lengths. Specified piece counts of the 2x dimensions are available depending upon current stock at time of order.
• Grade: Douglas Fir C & Better with Clear Mixed Grain (CMG)
• Texture: Smooth. Features a slightly rounded eased edge that reduces splintering.
• Drying Type: Kiln-Dried
• Fastener Type: We recommend the use of Stainless Steel Finish Nails with this board.
• Typical Weight: 2 lbs per board foot
• Dimensions: Our trim boards are cut to Standard Dimensions, which means that the board’s finished dimensions will be slightly smaller than its nominal dimensions.
• Shipping Options: Flat-bed tractor trailer, Roll Back, LTL Carrier – shipping method is determined based on location and order size to minimize cost.
**When shipping via LTL carrier, pallets longer than 12’ are subject to a $150 fee by the carrier for Overlength Freight.**
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You can calculate the coverage for the amount of trim needed for your project by using our Tips page: How Do I Determine How Much Lumber I Need? Please call us if you would like a free takeoff for your project as well.
Our Douglas Fir S4S Trim is ready for installation once received on your jobsite. However, wood will shrink and swell with any changes in moisture content and weather. To minimize dimensional change after installation, install Douglas Fir trim at a moisture content that matches the local climate as closely as possible. If the climate in a particular region causes wood to maintain 8% to 13% moisture content annually, then ideally, trim would be installed at a moisture content within that range, and the material would be stored, stickered and protected for a week to ten days prior to application.
With any unfinished interior wood, applying a quality finish to all surfaces (including the ends) is recommended. An interior finish protects the wood from moisture absorption, UV degradation, and helps prevent any finger stains caused by touching the unfinished wood. On occasion, the trim boards may have a mill glaze that is produced when the material is manufactured through the planer. When mill glaze occurs, we recommend removing it by sanding prior to staining or clear-coating the wood. Sanding is not recommended as a first option unless every piece is sanded. We offer a wide selection of Interior Finishes that we can recommend based on the final sheen level and look that is desired. Most interior finishes do not have to be re-coated or reapplied depending on the UV exposure to your home. You can find all of the interior stains and finish products that we carry at our Interior Stains page.
Storage Prior To Application:
Until installed, all Douglas Fir boards need protection from direct sunlight, water saturation, snow, ice, dirt, and other elements. Ideally, the trim boards should be stored in an enclosed building such as a garage prior to use. It is best to store the trim boards flat and off the ground with a vapor barrier so that moisture is not absorbed through the bottom boards of the stack. If stored outside, the siding should be protected with a waterproof covering elevated in the center so that water does not pool. We also recommend that you do not completely seal the bundle, as good air circulation is required to prevent any blue stain or molding.
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