|BOTANICAL NAMES||Larix decidua.|
|ORIGINS FAMILY||It belongs to the family of Pinaceae.|
|GROWTH AREA||This tree grows mainly in mountainous regions as well as in the United States, it can also be found in Europe and Siberia.|
|SPECIFIC WEIGHT||650 kg/m³ al 12% C.U.|
|TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES||Sapwood is narrow and light brown yellowish, and is clearly distinguished from heartwood which, in the fresh wood, is dark reddish with the tendency to darken over time.
It has a quite fine texture and generally, its fibre is straight.
It is very resinous and only the heartwood is durable.
|DRYING METHOD||It is a very easy and quick process but it must be carried very carefully to avoid splitting.|
|MAIN USES AND WORKING|| Larch is very workable, even if the presence of resin can easily contaminate tools.
Screw, nail and glue joints hold well.
With this wood, you can get a good cleaning.
It is widely used for heavy carpentry works, for door and window-frames, planks for floors and country furniture.
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