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Offline Mario Turcot

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Larch wood
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:39 AM »
I might have an opportunity on large amount of Larch wood and wondering if anyone here have experience with that specie. I am planning to use that wood for furniture like bed and table.

-By the grain pattern it look to me to be close to Dougle Fir?
-Do that specie is more prone to movement?

All I found about it is it's used mainly for construction and cutting board.

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Mario

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Larch wood
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 02:07 PM »
The only thing I know about larch is that it's used a lot for construction lumber because it's a rapid grower. It's also relatively hard for a softwood.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Larch wood
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 03:53 AM »
I only know it to be more resilient against weather influences than similar species like douglas or different firs.

A little tougher, but sometimes a lot of knots and „twisted growth“.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Larch wood
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 06:39 AM »
I only know it to be more resilient against weather influences than similar species like douglas or different firs.

A little tougher, but sometimes a lot of knots and „twisted growth“.

Thanks to both of you for your input.

Note well taken, I have to avoid knots  [big grin].

What funny about this is that 3 people during the holidays told me that they need a new bed base. A good friend of mine suggest me a source for Larch at a scary crazy price. The only down side is that I have to visit my sister to get the wood. A 6hrs drive  [eek], at 1.20$ BF I believe it is worth  [smile]
Mario