SPF, DFR & HFR Lumber

We are committed to producing and delivering a quality product and, as such, take steps to ensure standards are consistently met. All lumber is graded in compliance with the NLGA (National Lumber Grades Authority) and the NGR (National Grading Rules). They are accredited by the ALS (American Lumber Standard) and CLS (Canadian Lumber Standard).

Each piece of lumber is grade-stamped, showing the grade of lumber, the dryness and the mills' designated number. It also includes the accredited agency, which in turn performs routine grading checks to ensure the product meets or exceeds all standards.

Tree Species

Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF)

This group of western Canadian interior species includes Engelmann spruce, white spruce, hybrid white spruce, lodgepole pine, and subalpine fir. The colouring of this group ranges from white to pale yellow. These grades are lightweight, easily worked, take paint well, hold nails well, and exhibit small knots.

Douglas Fir-Larch (D Fir-L North)

This western Canadian interior species produces grades ranging from a reddish-brown to yellowish colour. It exhibits a high degree of hardness and resistance to decay.

Hem-Fir (hem-fir North)

This group of western Canadian coastal species includes western hemlock and amabilis fir. This grouping appears as a yellow-brown to white colour, is easily worked, takes paint well, and nails well.