Siberian Larch

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Durability: Durable
Colour: Medium
Sizes available: 200x25,150x25,150x32,150x50

Trade Name:  Siberian Larch, Knotty Larch
Botanical Species:  Larix sibirica
Other Names:   European Larch
Country of Origin:  Siberia, Russia
Air Dry Density:  570-640 kg/m3
Durability:  Durable
Strength:   SD6

Siberian Larch timber is a species of tree grown in arctic conditions and under much duress, although Larch grows faster than most coniferous trees from the same area. Native to western Russia, it is a timber that is held in  high esteem by the timber trade and used predominantly for construction work as a hardy cladding material. It carries much natural resin and is especially resistant to decay . It is extremely hard making it one of the toughest and
strongest softwoods in the world.

Siberian Larch Drying Difficult to dry due to its high resin content. Therefore it should be dried slowly to prevent checking and other drying defects. Strength Likely to be similar to European larch which is about 50% harder than Scots pine and slightly stronger in bending and toughness. The strength values for slow grown Larch material are likely to be slightly higher than for faster grown plantation sourced material. Working Qualities Similar to European larch in that it saws, machines and finishes well but it tends to split on nailing and therefore drilling is  ecommended particular at board ends.

Durable. The heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment  and the sapwood is permeable. Especially resistant to decay.

Extremely difficult
Moisture Movement – Reported to be small

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