Tamarack

tamarack

Scientific Name: Larix larcina
Location: Canada and Northeastern USA
Dried Weight: 37lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 585lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,200lbf /in2

 

Tamarack has a heartwood that ranges from a yellow to a medium orangish brown color. The sapwood is narrow and nearly white in color. The grain is straight or spiraled and has a medium to fine texture. The wood has a greasy feel and it has small resin canals. It is rated as moderately durable in regards to decay. The wood is fair to work with but does pose a blunting effect on cutters.

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