Ideal For Exposed Elevations — Siberian Larch has been used in construction for centuries and in Russia it is quite common to find buildings constructed from Larch dating back over 800 years.
It is ideal for exposed elevations or where there are likely to be knocks or scrapes as it is very hardwearing.
Strong Grain Pattern
Siberian Larch has a pale yellow-orange/brown colour with a strong grain pattern. Due to the fact that the trees are slow growing in the extreme climate the result is tight growth rings and a fine grain.
Impressive Dimensional Stability
This characteristic means that it has a low cost of installation and is low maintenance.
One of the Toughest and Most Durable Softwoods in the World
Siberian Larch has a naturally high density which makes it more difficult for decaying organisms to penetrate the wood. The harsh Siberian climate means that Siberian Larch has a very high percentage of latewood (over 75%) and a very tight grain. This late wood is denser and stronger than early wood which means it is much more durable.
Siberian Larch also has a high resin content which further enhances its resistance to decay and rot, surpassing Oak, Ash and Pine. It is also extremely hard.
Unlike British Larch the knots in Siberian Larch are light in colour and less likely to fall out after drying and machining.
Siberian Larch can be sawn, drilled, machined or sanded without any problem. As it is a naturally beautiful wood very little finishing is required.
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Unsorted (1st-3rds) – This grade is usually used where a clean, contemporary appearance is required as it usually has a few, relatively small, tight knots.
Fourths – This is the grade most commonly used for cladding. It contains more knots than the unsorted
Sawfalling- contains all grades (1sts-5ths)
Origin – Russia
Density – Average 750 kg/m³
Durability – Moderate
Stability – impressive dimensional stability
Working Properties – can be sawn, drilled, machined or sanded without any problem
Finishing Properties – finishes well, but very little finishing is required.
FSC available on request.