Hem-Fir

Sales Contact

North American Buyers
604-422-3400
cedarsales@interfor.com

International Buyers
(604) 422-3468
exportsales@interfor.com

Product Certification

Environmental Certification

Product Description

Interfor’s Hemlock products offer unparalleled quality, durability, resiliency, and stiffness. You can trust our products to be resistant to compression, buckling, and breakage, and to keep your home safe for many years to come. That is why builders throughout Japan and around the world use our timbers with confidence. They are also unsurpassed in natural beauty, bringing warmth and positive energy into any home.

Japan Zairai

  • Ground Sill (Dodai) from Interfor is graded specifically for sill plate where bending strength and compression properties are of prime consideration. Hemlock’s proven strength and excellent treatability have made it the preferred species for sill plate components in Zairai home construction. Pressure-treated Hemlock delivers a high measure of protection against insect attack and decay. 
  • Posts (Hashira) from Interfor combines great strength, excellent working qualities and natural beauty. Hemlock possesses exceptional characteristics that make them a great choice for Japanese builders. Our product is specifically graded for post-application in traditional Japanese construction.

Timbers

Compared to other species, Hem and Fir’s strength and stiffness make it a preferred material for use in horizontal components and longer spans. Hemlock timbers are often treated for ground contact applications in both commercial and residential projects.

Where It’s Made

Product Specifications

Hem-Fir
Imperial Size (nominal inches)Metric Size (mm)Length (feet)Pack Size / ExportGrades
Green4x490x908-1396IFPPGCUtilityEconomy
4x490x908-1396-#2STR&BtrUtilityEconomy
4x4105x1058-1370IFPPGCUtilityEconomy
4x4100x1008-1377PHILSTDSTHCUtilityEconomy
4x690x1408-1356-#2STR&BtrUtilityEconomy
5x5120x1208-1354IFPSTDCUtilityEconomy
6x6140x1408-1335-#2STR&BtrUtilityEconomy
Kiln-Dried4x490x908-1396J1S1PGCUtility
4x4105x1058-1370J1S1PGCUtility
5x5120x1208-1354J1S1STDCUtility
Timbers4 x 4100 x 1008-24  91#2&BTR#3--
4 x 6100 x 1508-24  56#2&BTR#3--
4 x 8100 x 2008-24  42#2&BTR#3--
6 x 6150 x 1508-24  32#2&BTR#3--