Siberian Larch

Heartwood ranges form yellow to a medium reddish brown.  Narrow sapwood is nearly white and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.  Knots are common but are usually small.

Grain is generally straight or spiralled.  Texture is medium to fine with a greasy or oily feel.

Most hand and machine operations produce good results; however, natural resins in the wood have a tendency to gum-up saw blades.  Because of the disparity between the soft earywood and the hard latewood, sanding can create dips and uneven surfaces.

Commonly used for fence posts, flooring, boat-building and construction lumber.

 

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