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Wood Properties of Larch

Larch Alternative Name 1
Western Larch

Larch Amount of Figure
High

Larch Amount of Natural Luster
Low

Larch Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Larch Available As Lumber
Yes

Larch Available as Veneer
Yes

Larch Available only in small sizes
No

Larch Bending Strength
High

Larch Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Larch Botanical Name
Larix occidentalis

Larch Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Larch Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Larch Color of Wood
Pink Brown

Larch Contrast between growth rings
Even

Larch Crushing Strength
High

Larch Decorative Figure
No

Larch Density
High

Larch Drilling
Good

Larch Fill before Finishing
Insufficient Data Available

Larch Gluing
Good

Larch Grain
Straight

Larch Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Well-defined or Conspicuous growth ring

Larch Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Larch Hand Tooling
Average

Larch Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Larch Hardwood or Softwood
Softwood

Larch Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Larch Interlocked Grain
No

Larch Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

Larch Machine Tools
Average

Larch Mortising
Fair or satisfactory

Larch Movement after drying
Low

Larch Nail Holding
Very good - Nails are very difficult to pull out

Larch Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Larch Natural Durability
Moderately durable

Larch Number of Knots
High

Larch Painting
Fair

Larch Planing
Good

Larch Polishing
Fair

Larch Pounds per cubic foot maximum
37

Larch Pounds per cubic foot minimum
37

Larch Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Larch Sanding
Insufficient Data Available

Larch Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Larch Screw Holding
Very Good - Difficult to remove screws

Larch Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Larch Shaping
Good

Larch Size of Knots
Small

Larch Size of Pores
Insufficient Data Available

Larch Specific Gravity
High

Larch Specific Gravity maximum
.6

Larch Specific Gravity minimum
.6

Larch Staining
Good

Larch Steam Bending
Poor

Larch Stiffness
High

Larch Surface Preparation for Finishing
Yes

Larch Texture of the Wood
Coarse

Larch Toughness
Moderate

Larch Turning
Good

Larch Weight
Moderate

Larch Wood Defects
Check (or split), knots loosen or split, warp

Larch Work Notes
None

Larch Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Larch Use for Carving
no

Larch Use for Cooperage
no

Larch Use for Decorative Veneer
no

Larch Use for Flooring
YES

Larch Use for Furniture
no

Larch Use for Handles
no

Larch Use for Heavy Construction
YES

Larch Use for Inlay
no

Larch Use for Interior Finish
YES

Larch Use for Light Construction
YES

Larch Use for Marine Applications
no

Larch Use for Marquetry
no

Larch Use for Millwork
YES

Larch Use for Models and Patterns
no

Larch Use for Musical Instruments
no

Larch Use for Novelties
no

Larch Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Larch Use for Shingles
no

Larch Use for Sports Equipment
no

Larch Use for Turnery
no

Larch Use for Woodenware
no





     
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