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As the previous post explains, juniper is a fantastic choice for projects because of its environmental credentials. It's also great for exterior applications due to its superior rot and weather resistance, more so than any other regional species, plus it just happens to be beautiful!
Many of our customers are working with juniper for their raised beds, quickly and easily transforming back yards, patios, and tight urban spaces into functional gardens to grow vegetables and herbs. Of course, the juniper is totally natural and not treated with any chemicals that could leach into the soil--or into the food growing there.
We keep 6" x 6" x 8' and 10' timbers and 2" x 6" x 8' and 10' boards in stock, ready for you to pick up and begin your garden project this weekend. Please call ahead so we can get your order ready for you!
As anyone who has ever travelled east of the Cascades knows, juniper is prevalent in Oregon's high desert. Juniper is an ancient species that has been part of our landscape for millennia, but recently it has enjoyed unprecedented population growth due to human interference with the natural fire cycle that used to keep young juniper trees in check.
How much population growth? A lot...
Here in the Pacific Northwest, CVG fir trim is everywhere. It's been the standard for unpainted wood trim for decades, and for good reason: Fir offers a rich, warm look and consistent quality.
However, it is not always the best choice. We often recommend Mixed Grain fir trim as an alternative. Here are three good reasons why:
We offer and recommend FSC Certified Mixed Grain fir as a stylish and more sustainable alternative to classic CVG fir trim. While Mixed Grain fir meshes effortlessly with modern spaces, it is also ideal for historic remodels and was used in many of the style-setting turn-of-the-century homes in the Pacific Northwest.
Our FSC Certified Mixed Grain fir trim is clear (C&Btr grade), kiln-dried, and locally sourced. We stock it in 4/4 and 5/4 thicknesses, with lengths of 8' through 16'.
It is ideal for window and door trim, thresholds, cabinetry, furniture, and other interior applications. We also provide custom-milled Mixed Grain paneling, flooring, and butcher blocks.
Contact us for current pricing and availability!
Photos at top and below: Mixed Grain fir provides the perfect look for this historic home, photographed by Craftsman Design and Renovation and Pete Eckert.
Photo at bottom: Mixed Grain fir pairs nicely with salvaged walnut for this modern custom art display by Urban Timberworks.