Hemlock, Western

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Domestic Softwood Hemlock, Western

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Latin Name: Tsuga heterophylla

Family: Pinaceae - the Pine family

Other Common Name(s): Alaska Pine, Alpine Hemlock, Alpine Spruce, Berg-Hemlock, Black Hemlock, Hemlock Spruce, Pacific Hemlock, West Coast Hemlock, White Hemlock, Williamsons' Spruce

Domestic Softwood

Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only


This species grows along the North American Pacific coast, from southern Alaska to Northern California.

General Description: The wood can range from almost white with a purplish tinge to reddish brown. The growthrings are distinct, with more earlywood than latewood. The grain is typically striaght, but has a course uneven texture

Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):

Working Properties
Machining: Good
Nailing: Fair
Glueing: Good
Screwing: Fair
Finishing: Good

Physical Properties
Weight (lbs/BF): 2.583
Specific Gravity: 0.37-0.47
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 11300
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1630
Side Hardness (lbs): 540

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