Uses in woodworking
Except for the heaviest construction, western hemlock always has been a mainstay for framing lumber because it firmly holds nails and screws. The wood has a reputation for termite resistance, too. If used outdoors untreated or unfinished, it will decay. Western hemlock's attractiveness, good machining and finishing qualities, plus wear-resistance, make it ideal for staircase components, doors, windows, and other millwork. The availability of clear, straight boards has brought it into the shops of cabinetmakers.
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