Larch – I-Iv (Sawfalling)
Surface checks and a crack.
Our European Larch comes all the way from Siberia. It works readily with hand and machine tools, with moderate strength in all categories. It takes stain, paint or varnish well. It is a very popular lower priced outdoor cladding species. Knots are common, but usually small and often seen as a desirable "defect", as they gives the wood its fashionably rustic look.