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Larch, Western

39 lbs. per cubic foot, 3.25 lbs. per board foot
Grown in the Pacific Northwest and frequently harvested and shipped, with Douglas-fir. While not a common boat building lumber, there is no reason that it cannot be used if suitable stock is selected. It resembles Douglas-fir except the heartwood is russet brown instead of pinkish or reddish. It is strong (actually stronger than Douglas-fir), stiff, has moderate decay resistance, splits easily, and has moderately large shrinkage. Knots are frequent but usually tight and small.
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