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Lariks hout of Larixhout

Characteristic for the larch coniferous tree is that the needles fall off in winter. Native larch wood is available as round timber or beams in lengths of up to 10 metres, with diameters varying from 60 to 350 mm. Larch wood or Larix wood is a resinous type of wood, this must be taken into account when processing the wood. When working with wet larch wood, resin can stick to saws or chisels, making the job more difficult.
The heartwood of Larch shows color variations from light tan, tan, pinkish to reddish brown. The sapwood is clearly distinguishable from the heartwood and is yellowish to off-white in colour. Larch wood forms heartwood at an early age, so that the width of the sapwood in mature trees usually does not exceed 20 mm. The appearance and technical properties of larch wood, which come from different geographical areas, differ so little that they are indistinguishable from each other due to the similar structure and colour. Because the quality is somewhat dependent on the origin, this must be taken into account when using larch wood.

Many adaptations for Larch wood

At Regge Hout, we have different purlins, sheet pile poles and shoring poles made out of Larch wood. Larch wood can also be used for constructions; both supporting and non-supporting constructions, beams, frames, windows doors, front panels, inner panels, staircases, truck floors, etc. Larch round timber can be adapted for piles, fencing piles and scaffolding poles. Other adaptations include, waterworks, sheet pile, scaffolding, floors and noice cancelling walls. Because of its nice appearance, it is also frequently adapted in the furniture industry.

Properties Larch wood

 Name: Larch wood
Alternative names: Hackmatack, Lärche, Lorken, Mélèze, Tamarack
Appearance: Light yellowish brown to reddish brown
Sustainability class: III / IIII
Strength class:
Mass kg/m3: Fresh 800 – 900
Dried 450 – 850
Glue: Good
Bend: Very bad
Finishing: Good
Combination with iron: Bad, splinters quickly
Origin: All over Europe
Extra: Unprocessed wood is sensible for downscaling at a changing level of moisture levels
Adaptations: Sheet piles, shoring poles, purlins and square poles

Our sales team is happy to help you with your questions about buying Larch wood. Call us on +31 547 286 350 or reach us using the form on the right.

Source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10th revised edition