Balsam Fir

Name Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as fir, Canadian fir, eastern fir, and bracted balsam fir.
Sources Grows in eastern half of United States and Canada.
Appearance Straight and even grained with a medium to fine texture. Creamy white to pale brown color, heartwood indistinguishable from sapwood.
Physical Props Light and soft with low strength, shock resistance, and decay resistance.
Working Props Works fairly easily with hand or machine tools. Glues, screws, nails, stains, paints, and varnishes well.
Uses Used primarily for general construction, as well as boxes, crates, sash, doors, trim, plywood, and pulpwood.