Wood properties

Quebec lumber that is stamped S-P-F is the type most commonly used in Canada’s construction sector. Knots in this wood are small, thus making it easier to process this product and keep waste to a minimum. In terms of resistance, Quebec S-P-F lumber complies with, North American grading standards. As a result, Canadian and American lumber can be used interchangeably anywhere in the United States. 

 

Quebec specializes in small-size wood, and is well known for the strength of its slow-growing tree species. Moreover, the geographic proximity of Quebec to the eastern United States allows for short delivery times and very competitive transportation costs.

Spruce-Pine-Fir group (S-P-F)
Colour White to pale yellow with little or no variation between heartwood and sapwood
Texture Medium to fine, grain straight and consistent
Grade Selected structure(s), nos. 1, 2 and 3 and stud
Application Markets: home reno, panelling, carpentry, structural timber, floors, structural timber for framing, pallets, packaging, formwork, secondary building renovations, etc.


Canadian resistance values for use in Canada

Source : CCB

 

U.S. resistance values for Canadian lumber

Source : CCB

 

U.S. resistance values for Canadian MSR wood

Source : CCB

 

Canadian resistance values for MSR lumber in Canada

Source : CCB

 

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