Western Larch, Siberian Larch, Japanese Larch
Alps, Carpatheans, Sudeten, South Poland, also cultivated in the USA and in a few areas in Northern and Eastern Europe.
Sliced veneer for faces, furniture, lining and paneling.
Dark brown to dark red-brown color. Resin pockets, resin knots, interlocking and shakes cause slight problems when slicing.
Larch is easy to work with all hand and machine tools. However, exuding resin can easily contaminate tools and cause sticking.
As a general rule Larch is easy and quick to dry. It must also be remembered that it tends to warp.
The resin content must be considered and washed out with wood soap when treating surfaces. Otherwise Larch is suitable for all finishes.
Pre-drilled screw and nail joints have high strength, glue takes well and provides a good joint.