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Island Timberlands is a producer of fine quality coastal forest products. Our log manufacturing and log sorting into customer driven sorts is recognized within the industry. Our objective is to supply our customers with the best possible purchasing solution for their timber sourcing needs.

douglas fir Douglas Fir
DOUGLAS FIR - Pseudotsuga menziesii - Is well known for its strength and durability. The appearance and stability of the clearer grades of Douglas fir make it ideal for joinery, doors, millwork, window and door casings, mantels, stairs, baseboards, paneling, and flooring. Characterized by density and strength, Douglas fir is extremely desirable for the timber frame and post-and-beam uses in residential housing and light commercial building industry. Douglas fir is unique among all softwood species in that it will retain its dimensional stability without the need for kiln drying. more
   
douglas fir Hemlock
HEMLOCK – Tsuga heterophylla - Is a very strong and even grained species. It is very light colored and has little contrast between heartwood and sapwood. It can be utilized for many applications requiring strength. Common uses include doors, windows, staircases and ladders and can also be used in specialized uses such as wood turnings, broom handles and rails.
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hemlock Balsam
BALSAM – Abies amabilis - Although Balsam logs are generally included within the Hemlock sorts, there are unique opportunities to separate Balsam into customer sorts for pure Balsam applications. Balsam is unique in its light color, even grain and low odor. It has specialty applications in the food presentation and storage business.
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balsam Western Red Cedar
WESTERN RED CEDAR – Thuja plicata - It is world renowned for its fine grain and beautiful texture. This species is naturally rot resistant, very durable, light in weight, free of pitch or resin and is considered one of the most desirable softwoods. Resistant to decay and insect damage, this wood is desirable for a variety of applications and will remain sound in most environments for more than a century. Its low relative density gives it good thermal insulation qualities; hence, it is ideal for saunas. Other common uses include siding, decking, interior paneling and fencing.
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Other Species - Also available in limited minor quantities are:

yellow cedar Yellow Cedar
YELLOW CEDAR – Chamaecyparis nootkatensis - Is very desirable and commercially valuable for its straight fine grain, light yellow color and its resistance to decay. It is prized for in the construction of temples and shrines for its strength and elegance. It is also utilized extensively for boat building, sauna manufacturing, fine cabinetry, interior and exterior millwork, traditional planking and decking and for sill plates and large structural components.
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douglas fir Sitka Spruce
SITKA SPRUCE – Picea sitchensis - Is highly valued for exceptional strength-to-weight ratio.  Its excellent tone and resonating qualities make it ideal for sounding boards in the finest grand pianos, as well as for guitar tops. Its unique strength to weight characteristics makes Sitka Spruce ideal for many structural applications. Sitka Spruce grows along the Pacific Coast, mostly near sea level. It is most abundant on Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands.
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douglas fir Red Alder
RED ALDER – Alnus rubra – Is a hardwood species that grows at lower elevations. The wood is virtually pitch free and is ideal for flooring and furniture.
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