Wood Species — Loewen Windows

Wood Species

Authenticity is at the core of our product design and we continuously strive to utilize genuine materials. Our products look and feel luxurious because they are made with the finest materials.

Coastal Douglas Fir

Strength & Durability

Coastal Douglas Fir is the strongest and most durable of all the soft woods.

Douglas Fir

Coastal Douglas Fir

Our Standard

Solid Coastal Douglas Fir is our standard where it is an upgrade for others.

Douglas Fir

Coastal Douglas Fir

Performance

Coastal Douglas Fir out-performs other Douglas Fir species, and vastly out-performs other soft wood species (pine, etc.).

Douglas Fir

Coastal Douglas Fir - Our Standard

Douglas Fir is North America’s most plentiful softwood species; Loewen provides Coastal Douglas Fir as our standard because it is the best species for luxury projects. Not only does it give our products a rich, warm texture, it is also remarkably tough and resilient. The strength of Coastal Douglas Fir translates to its high natural resistance to moisture absorption, decay and insect infestation. By choosing Coastal Douglas Fir as our standard we are promising a beautiful future for our customers.

  • Coastal Douglas Fir is the premium grade of Douglas Fir, being the strongest and most durable of all the soft woods
  • Coastal Douglas Fir out-performs other Douglas Fir species, and vastly out-performs other soft wood species (pine, etc.)
  • Solid Coastal Douglas Fir is our standard where it is an upgrade for others; when offering it as an upgrade, many of our competitors typically only offer it as a thin veneer over lesser materials
  • We utilize specialized equipment for the processing of Coastal Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir Durability

Douglas Fir outperforms Pine

Wood Species Specific Gravity (density) Impact Strength
(height of drop in inches)
Compression Strength (psi) Compression Strength (psi) Hardness (lbs) Resistance to Decay
Douglas Fir 0.48 31.0 7,230 800 710 Moderate
Ponderosa Pine 0.40 19.0 5,320 580 420 Slightly to
non-resistant

Douglas Fir Fastener Retention

This chart shows the force required to remove fasteners

Wood Species Nail Screw Hinge
Douglas Fir 189 lbs 527 lbs 743 lbs
Ponderosa Pine 98 lbs 392 lbs 486 lbs

Additional Wood Species

While Coastal Douglas Fir is our standard, we have a rich history of manufacturing with additional species. From sustainably sourced genuine Honduran Mahogany to White Oak to Accoya and beyond, we offer a wealth of beautiful and highly durable alternative species for our customers.

  • Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla)
    Genuine Honduran Mahogany is naturally resistant to decay and is far stronger than African Mahogany. This species offers a rich grain with a short, light swirled pattern. When first cut, its colors range from rose to light brown. As the wood ages, it transforms to its distinctive reddish-brown color.
  • Accoya®
    The molecular structure is modified from the core to the surface to create an incredibly stable material for windows and doors. Acceptance of paint and stain finishes as well as overall resistance to rot and decay is better than many of nature’s most durable wood species.
  • White Oak
    Strong and straight grained, this beautiful species is highly sought after due to its durability and ability to accept stain finishes.
  • Others
    Cherry, Alder, Teak, Walnut, Incense Cedar, and alternative species upon request.

Additional Wood Species

Honduran Mahogany

This Double Hung is a perfect example of how fitting Honduran Mahogany is in a traditional setting.

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Additional Wood Species

Cherry

This window combo unit, which features SDLs and multiple radiused sections, was constructed entirely out of Cherry wood.

Wood Species

Additional Wood Species

Accoya

This half-round, vertical plank door was constructed using Accoya.

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Prefinishing

A Custom Shop Offering

Through our Custom Shop, we offer pre-finishing for our wood products. Due to the expertise and consistency required to properly finish wood products to our standards, a limited range of finishes are allowed. In addition to staining, optional wire-brushed distressing can be applied.

Available Finishes

Cedar

Cinnamon

Clear

Coastal Grey

Ebony

Red Mahogany

Rich Mahogany

Spanish

Spanish Oak

Tucson

Western

Pre-Finishing

Coastal Grey

This Double Hung window was built in our Custom Shop. In addition to the integral ogee lugs, this unit showcases a wire-brushed Coastal Grey exterior and a smooth Tucson interior.