What is Fir Board?

Is Fir Board some kind of compressed wood? And if so, can it be made from differrent types of wood or is it usually Pine? I couldn't find anything about it in Wikipedia.

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gmoon6 years ago
What is "fir?"

As in what is Douglas Fir? It's a medium-weight softwood, heavier than pine, with decent rot resistance...
bertus52x11 (author)  gmoon6 years ago
I have red it in an I'ble, it stated just "fir board" (it was a shelve). I just wondered if it's a type of wood or a production process (compressing).
Your answer suggests that it's a type of wood...unless other "fir" types of wood exist...
It's just a type of wood--it is sometimes sold in the US as "whitewood". If pine boards are all you have access to, I'm sure it will be fine. Note that fir/whitewood is only suggested for use in indoor applications--it doesn't weather well.
Douglas Fir, at least, has really good rot resistance (especially the heartwood). PDF citation. Typical dimensional "whitewood" does not.

Still I think the OP isn't in the US, so something besides Fir will work fine...
Goodhart6 years ago
NOT to be mistaken for THIS FIR board :-)  
Found in chapter 4 page 1  and page 45 (topic 4-10)  all this is in the PORTEGE M100 Maintenance Manual  :-)   and it all is totally irrelavent to your query.  
bertus52x11 (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
Are you trying to confuse me?
You know what they say: "If you can't convince them, confuse them"!
Well, I was just adding in the "other" type of "fir board" I'd heard of :-)
bertus52x11 (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
BTW, are you wearing the new Instructables sweater I'm waiting for too?
Well, this is more like a "jacket", although it is made of Fleece (combed cotton), which breaths very well. I really love it
kelseymh6 years ago
Fir is not pine. They are different trees. Did you even try typing the word "Fir" into Wikipedia's search box? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir
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