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Ever use Japanese Larch for lumber or woodwork?
« on: March 04, 2008, 07:34:29 AM »
I have a Japanese Larch down by the pond that may have to come down if I re work the area around the pond. Can this be used as lumber or for wood working projects? What characteristics does this wood have? Thanks   :P smiley_flipping
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Re: Ever use Japanese Larch for lumber or woodwork?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 11:17:56 AM »
Japanese larch will be very similar to American larch species.  It's widely grown in plantations for construction timbers in Japan and some areas of Europe.  Harder and denser than spruce or true fir, but not quite so much as SYP.  Relatively rot-resistant.  A good general construction timber.  Probably has orangish heartwood like our American species, so it may make attractive lumber for furniture as well.
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