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Sitka Spruce

Sitka Spruce (Picea Sitchensis) grows along the Coast in a narrow band. These trees grow up to 70 metres tall and 2 metres in diameter, making them the largest of the spruces.

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Thickness
Grade
Grain
Width
Lengths
Use
1
C&btr 10/15% D
VG & FG
4" wider
7'-14'
Windows, Mouldings, Furniture
6/4
Various
VG & FG
4" wider
7'-14'
Windows, Mouldings, Furniture
7/4
Various
VG & FG
4" wider
7'-14'
Windows, Mouldings, Furniture
8/4
Various
VG & FG
4" wider
7'-14'
Windows, Mouldings, Furniture

Sitka Spruce

Clear grades of Sitka Spruce are used in fine interior finishing such as sliding screens (Shoji), joinery, mouldings and trim.

High-quality grades are also used for speciality marine applications like masts, spars and deck beams. Also very popular for ladder stock and industrial equipment that need a high strength-to-weight ratio.

Benefits of Using Sitka Spruce:

  • Most popular use is for the construction of homes and structural lumber
  • Excellent for machinists to shape into furniture and panelling
  • Fine, straight grain
  • Small tight knots
  • Pale color makes for excellent finishing uses
  • Kiln-dried spruce remains straight even after years of use
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