Wood interiors & Structural

Wood interior applications include mouldings and trim, and architectural or decorative features. For these applications, wood species must have a straight grain, be available in long lengths with little to no knots, and able to be processed through a planer or moulder with minimal machining defects. The species must also allow good coating adherence and ease of coating application. Canadian wood species have excellent milling properties and due to slow growth and lower densities, they are much easier to work than most tropical hardwoods. They are ideal for wood interior design and millwork applications.

All species from British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are used in structural applications such as house framing, roof trusses, post and beam structures, pre-fabricated homes, bridges, piers, barns, sheds, and pergolas. In addition, all Canadian wood species are used in the production of engineered wood which comprises finger-joint and/or laminated components/blanks, and glue-laminated timber (glulam). The high strength and stiffness of laminated timbers enable glulam beams and arches to span large distances without intermediate columns, allowing more design flexibility than is available with traditional timber construction. The size is limited only by transportation and handling constraints.

Recommended species

Black Walnut

Black Walnut is one of America’s most widely known and most valuable species. The wood is moderately heavy, hard, and strong.

Hard Maple

Hard Maple is prized for its cream to white colored sapwood and light red-brown heartwood. Maple is diffuse porous with

White Oak

White oak, like Red Oak, grows broadly across the eastern half of the United States. Although in smaller quantities than Red Oak, White Oak is a ring porous

Red Oak

Red Oak is probably the most widely used and abundant hardwood in the eastern United States. Oak has a characteristic ring porous grain

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 and

Yellow cedar

Yellow cedar is fine-textured and straight-grained and its natural extractives make it a decay-resistant wood that is aromatic

Spruce pine fir (SPF)

The spruce-pine-fir (SPF) group is a mix of Engelmann Spruce, Lodgepole Pine and Subalpine Fir. SPF has a high strength-to-weight ratio

White Ash

White Ash lumber is regularly sold in the rough cut form. It can also be surfaced, (S2S), upon request. Ash can also be provided to customers


Beech lumber is regularly sold as rough cut boards. It can also be surfaced, (S2S), upon request. Beech can also be provided to customers

Yellow Birch

Yellow Birch lumber is regularly sold in the rough cut form. It can also be surfaced, (S2S), upon request. Yellow Birch can also be provided

Aromatic Red Cedar

Aromatic Red Cedar has a reddish or violet-brown heartwood with yellow sapwood that can appear in streaks and stripes within the heartwood


Cherry is a highly prized furniture wood well known for its color, subtle grain pattern and unsurpassed finishing qualities.