Canadian Hemlock

Canadian hemlock wood is an outstanding wood for mouldings and interior woodworking. It is a perfect option for joinery and millwork such as windows, and other appearance products because of its durability, light colour, and freedom from pitch and resin. Western hemlock is popular for furniture and is recommended for solid doors and door frames. Interior panelling in western hemlock gives a plush look to any space.

Western Hemlock Species Factsheet

Popular Applications

Wood Interior Design

Western Hemlock Characteristics

  • Good strength-to-weight ratio
  • Excellent machining properties
  • Good sanding, staining and painting properties
  • Glues satisfactorily
  • Turns, planes and shapes well
  • Moderate nail and screw holding ability
  • Polishes beautifully

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