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Clear Vertical Grain Douglas fir is a traditional choice for homes in the Pacific Northwest. It has been used for flooring and interior trim for many decades. Our Zigzag Doug Fir is our exclusive collection of Clear Vertical Grain fir products, all milled from super-local forests.
Our Zigzag Doug Fir flooring is stocked in the traditional face width of 3 1/4", sized to match historic remodels or to perfectly fit the look of new construction. It is kiln-dried, with a tongue-and-groove profile.
We also have Zigzag Doug Fir 1x4 and 1x6 trim in stock. This Clear Vertical Grain trim is designed to serve as base molding, window and door trim, and other interior applications. It is surfaced on all four sizes with slightly eased edges.
Our Zigzag Doug Fir products are 100% FSC certified. They are selectively harvested from small forests like the historic Creighton Homestead, just outside of Zigzag, OR. These properties are typically owned by the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or other organizations and are used as scout camps and educational facilities. They are managed by Portland-based Trout Mountain Forestry, which super-selectively harvests with the goal of promoting forest health and maintaining a diversity of species and ages.
After harvest, the wood is cut and dried at a family-owned sawmill near Molalla, OR.
The Zigzag forest is a dense mixed conifer forest that supports a broad range of plant and animal life. Trout Mountain is careful to manage it in a way that promotes forest health through strategic thinning and allows many generations of each tree species to flourish.
The trees in this parcel of forest have never experienced a clear cut. A forest fire cleaned out much of the growth in the early twentieth century, a few years before the Creighton family settled on the land in 1912 and built their homes and outbuildings out of wood felled on site. Since then, the forest has regrown and now the majority of its population is nearing a hundred years old. A few trees have been cut every so often, and stumps in varying states of decay can be seen, many of which have become nurse logs for new trees.
The most remarkable aspect of a trip down the homestead nature trail, part of which comprises the old Barlow Toll Road, is how hard it is to see that logging has occurred. While the stumps remain, the forest is still intact, and its health and diversity is evident with every bend in the path (see photo album at right).
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
In stock in Portland.
3 1/4" flooring - $5.25/square foot
1x4 trim - $1.25/lineal foot
1x6 trim - $2.60/lineal foot