Canadian Spruce-Pine-Fir

Canadian Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF) refers to white spruce, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine and subalpine fir, all having common characteristics and properties. SPF’s strength, light weight, ease of handling and woodworking properties has made it a popular wood for all types of framing applications in construction. SPF has great dimensional stability and strength making it a popular choice for pre-fabricated eco homes. SPF is recognised as a superior wood for solid door, doorframe, furniture framing and modular housing.

Spruce-Pine-Fir Species Factsheet

Popular Applications

Spruce-Pine-Fir Characteristics

  • Good planing and shaping quality
  • Excellent nail- and screw-holding properties with very good resistance to splitting
  • Good staining properties
  • Great strength and dimensional stability
  • Outstanding working properties

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