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Spruce-Pine-Fir (S-P-F)

Quebec wood stamped S-P-F (Spruce-Pine-Fir) is the most popular wood in Canada for construction purposes due to its great strength. Wood stamped S-P-F is used for several products: DIY markets, panelling, joinery, structural wood, flooring, framing studs, pallets, packaging, formwork, renovation and secondary constructions, etc.
pdfSPF's specification sheet

Classification

Premium: DIY market, panelling, joinery, musical instruments
No. 2 & Better: Carcassing, flooring, scaffold boards, bed-frames
No. 3: pallets, packing cases, barrels, temporary work

 

Physical properties

 SPF GroupEuropean WhitewoodEuropean RedwoodSouthern Yellow PineDouglas FirPonderosa PineAspen
Specific Gravity (kg/m3) 4201 3403 4203 4703 4502 4382 3802
Bending Strenght
(Kiln Dry) MOR (MPa)
782 673 843 903 882 732 682
Modulus of elasticity
MOE (MPa)
10 5002 95003 10 5003 12 0003 13 5002 95002 11 2002
Hardness Janka (N) 2 4302 1 9103 2 7803 3 0703 2 9902 2 6402 2 1402
Dimensional Shrinkage 11 %2 11 %3 12 %3 12 %3 12 %2 10,5 %2 12 %2

1. Association canadienne de normalisation (CSA), 086.

2. A. P. Jessome, Résistance et propriétés connexes des bois indigènes au Canada, Forintek Canada Corp., SP 514 F, 1995.

3. Woods of the World, Tree Talk, Inc., Burlington, VT, 1997.

 

Working properties

 SPF GroupEuropean WhitewoodEuropean RedwoodSouthern Yellow PineDouglas FirPonderosa PineAspen
Planning3 Excellent Excellent Very good Very good Very good Very good Good
Stability3 Very good Very good Very good Good Very good Very good Very good
Gluing3 Very good Very good Very good Very good Very good Very good Very good
Mortising3 Very good Very good Very good Very good Good Excellent Good
Turning3 Very good Very good Very good Very good Very good Very good Very good
Nailability3 Excellent Very good Very good Very good Very good Very good Very good

1. A. P. Jessome, Résistance et propriétés connexes des bois indigènes au Canada,
Forintek Canada Corp., SP 514 F, 1995.

2. Woods of the World, Tree Talk, Inc., Burlington, VT, 1997.

3. Association canadienne de normalisation (CSA), 086.

 

Standard dimensions for structural lumber kiln dried (KD-HT) and planned (S4S)

Nominal sizes (inches)Net sizes (inches)Net sizes (mm)
2" x 2" 1 ½" x 1 ½" 38 mm x 38 mm
2" x 3" 1 ½" x 2 ½" 38 mm x 64 mm
2" x 4" 1 ½" x 3 ½" 38 mm x 89 mm
2" x 6" 1 ½" x 5 ½" 38 mm x 140 mm
2" x 8" 1 ½" x 7 ¼" 38 mm x 184 mm
2" x 10" 1 ½" x 9 ¼" 38 mm x 235 mm

 

Standard dimensions for boards, sheathing and form lumber, kiln dried (KD-HT) and planned (S4S)

Nominal sizes (inches) Net sizes (inches) Net sizes (mm)
1" x 2" 3/4" x 1 1/2" 19 mm x 38 mm
1" x 3" 3/4" x 2 1/2" 19 mm x 64 mm
1" x 4" 3/4" x 3 1/2 19 mm x 89 mm
1" x 6" 3/4" x 5 1/2" 19 mm x 140 mm
1" x 8" 3/4" x 7 1/4" 19 mm x 184 mm

 

 

Canadian rough green sizes

Nominal sizes (inches)Net sizes (inches)Net sizes (mm)
1" x 3" 7/8" x 2 ¾" 22 mm x 70 mm
1" x 4" 7/8" x 3 ¾" 22 mm x 95 mm
1" x 5" 7/8" x 4 ¾" 22 mm x 120 mm
2" x 4" 1 ¾" x 3 ¾" 44 mm x 95 mm
2" x 6" 1 ¾" x 5 ¾" 44 mm x 146 mm
3" x 3" 3" x 3" 75 mm x 75 mm



MSR Grades 1650Fb 1.5E / 2100Fb 1.8E / 2400Fb 2.0E / 2700Fb 2.2E

Nominal sizes (inches)Net sizes (inches)Net sizes (mm)
2" x 3" 1 ½" x 2 ½" 38 mm x 64 mm
2" x 4" 1 ½" x 3 ½" 38 mm x 89 mm
2" x 6" 1 ½ x 5 ½" 38 mm x 140 mm
Others MSR grades & sizes are available upon request.

 

Export sizes upon request

Green or heat treated or Kiln Dry
Net sizes (inches)Net sizes (mm)
7/8" x 3" 22 mm x 75 mm
7/8" x 4" 22 mm x 100 mm
7/8" x 5" 22 mm x 125 mm
7/8" x 6" 22 mm x 150 mm
1 7/8" x 3" 47 mm x 75 mm
1 7/8" x 4" 47 mm x 100 mm
1 7/8" x 5" 47 mm x 125 mm
1 7/8" x 6" 47 mm x 150 mm
1 7/8" x 7" 47 mm x 175 mm
1 7/8" x 8" 47 mm x 200 mm
1 7/8" x 9" 47 mm x 225 mm

 

Regular members of the Québec Forest Industry Council are represented
on overseas markets by QWEB.

 

 

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