White Fir

Name White Fir (Abies concolor)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as western fir, concolor fir, Colorado fir, silver fir, white fir, lows fir, and white balsam.
Sources One of six commercial species of fir grown in western United States. Others are Subalpine fir, California red fir, grand fir, noble fir, and Pacific silver fir.
Appearance Generally straight and quite even grained with medium to coarse texture. Whitish to yellowish brown heartwood, indistinguishable from sapwood.
Physical Props Light, soft, moderately stiff, low strength, low shock resistance, and low decay resistance.
Working Props Works satisfactorily with hand or machine tools. Turns easily. Exceptional gluing, nailing, and screwing properties. Stains, paints, and varnishes well.
Uses Used primarily for general construction, as well as boxes, crates, sash, doors, trim, plywood, and pulpwood.