||Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
||Also known as hemlock and Pacific hemlock.
||Grows in western United States and Canada.
||Straight and even grained with a fine to medium texture. Whitish to light yellowish brown color, heartwood not distinct.
||Light and soft with moderate stiffness, bending strength, compression strength, and steam bending, low shock resistance and decay resistance. Good dimensional stability.
||Works easily with machine or hand tools (slightly better than eastern hemlock). Accepts paint, stains, varnishes, and polishes well. Glues quite easily. Pre-drilling recommended for screwing and nailing (but less apt to split than eastern hemlock).
||Used mainly for building construction. Also used for interior and exterior joinery, doors, flooring, vehicle bodywork, turnery, broom handles, boxes, crates, pallets, cooperage, furniture, ladders, plwood, paneling, veneer, and pulpwood.