Douglas Fir Block DF65
1.6" x 1.6" x 8"
This Douglas Fir turning spindle is from the San Juan Islands of Washington. The color is a warm warm reddish-brown with a hint of orange. The growth rings are finely-spaced at 10-15 years of growth present in each radial inch of lumber.
The growth rings are exceptionally closely-spaced in these spindles. This is due to the San Juan Islands being in the rain shadow of the Olympic Peninsula. Total annual rainfall in the San Juans is approximately 25 inches, as compared to the 100-150 inches of rain that falls in the Olympic Mountains to our southwest (and the >200" that falls on the Hoh Rainforest there). The trees here in the San Juans are "slow growth" with tight growth ring spacing due to the scant rainfall.
This block has been air-dried to 10-12% moisture content. We cut these in batches, so what you receive may not be the same as shown in photos but will be similar in character.