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Western Hemlock

An alternative, Ethical interior timber

The most plentiful tree species on the coast of British Columbia in Canada, western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) is a whitewood that makes up 60 per cent of the same forest in which western red cedar grows.

JSC Western Hemlock is a versatile interior timber that is cost-effective, lightweight and has a consistent, beautiful grain structure. Ideal for battens, sarking, wall panels and most interior applications. Can take a 1s fire-rated NON-intumescent finish from Zone Architectural.

Beneficial for its availability in long lengths, near-uniform colour, and cost-saving against Western Red Cedar, this makes it ideal for large-scale commercial projects.

JSC Timber has an extensive range of standard and custom profiles along with many colour options that will ensure your Hemlock project not only looks great but stands the test of time. We have extensive experience working alongside your experts to help you design facades and structures that will last for generations. Please scroll through the gallery above to be inspired and contact us today for your personalised quote.

Tags: Pefc, Softwood, Light colour, Indoor use, Popular, Oil & polishes well, Sustainably sourced, Fine grain, Consistent colour & texture
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  • COMMON NAME: Western Hemlock 
  • BOTANICAL NAME(S): Tsuga heterophylla  
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA and Canada 
  • WOOD TYPE: Softwood  
  • TIMBER COLOUR: Heartwood is a uniform straw colour to occasional pale brown  
  • GRAIN: Straight grain, non‐resinous with a lustrous surface and a fine, even texture
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Need a custom Western Hemlock solution for your next project?

At JSC, we can make your timber design dreams come true. Our expert in-house manufacturing capabilities allow us to create offering to satisfy even the most unique project requirements. Our precision moulding and machining mean we can match existing profiles and also do custom design. The possibilities are endless. Get in touch today.


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