SIBERIAN LARCH

Siberian larch especially distinguishes itself through it high density (670 kg/m3), fine annual rings and its low sapwood ratio.

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ORIGIN

Larch is an oft-used sustainable coniferous species and has a large growth area in the entire northern hemisphere.

  • Botanical name: Larix Russica or Larix Siberica
  • Growth area: North of eastern Europe and Siberia
  • Species: coniferous wood

WE MAINLY BUY FROM:

  • Siberia

Due to the extreme climate along the Arctic Ocean, the Siberian larch grows significantly slower than its European counterparts. As a result, its wood structure is much more homogeneous, making it very durable.

COLOURS

Larch is a resinous wood type with clear colour differences between the sapwood and the heartwood, yet not as clear as with pine. Its annual rings are also clearly distinguishable. Flat-sawn wood shows a nice flame pattern, whereas quarter-sawn wood has a striped pattern. The sapwood ratio is significantly smaller than that of pine and expands very little.

A HARD WOOD TYPE

With a nice colour and structure, and a high natural durability

DRYING

Larch can be dried in open air quite quickly, but the wood has a tendency to tear and warp if dried too quickly. Artificial drying is also possible, but only with due care. Durability class: 3 (heartwood) – 4. The heartwood has a yellow-brown to reddish brown colour, whereas the sapwood has a yellow to white colour.

CHARACTERISTICS

The wood is highly durable, straight-grained and with a fine texture, and more wear-resistant than pine. The wood gets harder and tougher with age, which means additional attention is required when planing, because it can only become smooth with sharp tools.

Ulft – New-build Sports hall IJsselweide – 2016

Sports hall IJsselweide is 1.5 times as big compared to other ‘standard’ sports halls. For the purposes of sustainability, it was decided to opt for low-maintenance materials for the entire building. For the exterior, semi-open Siberian larch cladding was used that has been installed in front of the green wall cladding. This results in a special graphical effect.

Eindhoven – Frits Philips Lyceum – 2017

A functional building with a large atrium providing a lot of light. The walls and ceilings have been finished with larch slats, which allow you to look straight through the building. In part thanks to this transparency, the school exhibits a spacious and calm aura.

THE HEARTWOOD HAS
MANY COLOUR SHADES

APPLICATIONS

Siberian larch has many applications, including cladding, stairwells, window and door frames, floors, furniture, etc.

SIZES

We receive larch in thicknesses ranging from 25 to 50 mm and in various widths.