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Hemlock

Hemlock Timbers with 3 Different Types of Stain

Hemlock is a great, economical wood for country homes and barns. It is pale in color and naturally richens over time. It looks great rough sawn. Hemlock is very strong, has a long grain and is a renewable resource. It is resistant to rotting and it is also much less expensive than douglas fir for timber frame homes. However, it does have one character flaw: certain stands of hemlock can have a defect called shake. Shake is a delamination between the timber’s growth rings. We order our hemlock shake-free; however, shake will often show up after a timber frame has been up for a year or so. Shake in our frames is generally not a structural problem, but it can make a post & beam frame look rustic.

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BROWSE THE COMMON TYPES OF FINISH FOR HEMLOCK

Minwax Early American Stain on Planed and Chamfered Hemlock

Minwax Early American Stain on Planed and Chamfered Hemlock

Minwax Early American Stain on Rough Sawn Hemlock

Minwax Early American Stain on Rough Sawn Hemlock

Minwax Natural Stain on Planed and Chamfered Hemlock.

Minwax Natural Stain on Planed and Chamfered Hemlock

Note - when hemlock is planed, its defect, shake, can come out over time.

Minwax Golden Oak Stain on Planed and Chamfered Hemlock

Minwax Golden Oak Stain on Planed and Chamfered Hemlock

Minwax Golden Oak Stain on Rough Sawn Hemlock

Minwax Golden Oak Stain on Rough Sawn Hemlock

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