fir: (Abies bracteata)

fir: (Abies bracteata)

Available Sizes:

4/4 through 8/4 Sel & Btr


Throughout Eastern British Columbia.

General Description

The fine-grained, soft brittle pinkish red to brownish red heartwood is fragrant, very light and very durable, even in contact with soil.

Main Uses

English style longbows, flatbows, and Native American type sinewed bows. It was once a premier wood for pencils. Because the wood is naturally resistant to rot and is avoided by moths it is in demand as lining for clothes chests and closets, often referred to as cedar closets and cedar chests.


Widely available.