The long and wide solid planks have become Dinesen’s trademark. Dinesen Douglas is produced up to 15 metres long, 45 centimetres wide and 35 millimetres thick and creates an exceptional effect. The planks both unify and open a room and are a natural choice whether it is a 400 year old Renaissance castle or a modern home.
Dinesen Douglas is harder than other firs and has far fewer knots. The trees can grow up to 60 metres high and have a diameter of almost 1 metre. Originally Douglas comes from the west coast of North America, where it grows from California, in the south, to British Columbia, in the north. Douglas was introduced in Europe in 1827 and it is from the European forests that Dinesen sources its Douglas for the exclusive planks.
The trees are between 80 and 120 years old. They come from forests that through generations have been treated with the highest respect for nature, and every tree is selected according to requirements of colour, tree rings, knots and harmony. The production of the solid planks then undergo a meticulously controlled process from the tree is cut up and kiln dried, to being edged, planed and sanded.
At Dinesen each plank and each knot undergo a thorough quality control. Knots are the part of the branch which extends into the trunk. The look and the colour of the knot depend on whether the branch was still alive when the tree was cut down. Dinesen’s processing of the knots has been developed and refined over the years. If necessary, the knots are repaired or replaced, and new knots are carefully attached with a special knot glue. In this way, both the quality of the plank and a respectful usage of the cut down tree are ensured.
The characteristic light and elegant expression of the planks can be achieved by finishing the planks with lye and white soap or white oil. If a darker look is desired the planks should be treated with natural soap or natural oil.
Douglas has a natural elegance which no other wood species can match – and the possibilities of adding a personal touch on the decor are endless with the exclusive planks from Dinesen.