Western Larch

Western Larch

Western Larch is the most commercially important Larix species in North America. It’s also one of the hardest softwoods in the United States, with a Janka hardness of 830 lbf—about as hard as American Elm.

Product Description

Western Larch is the most commercially important Larix species in North America. It’s also one of the hardest softwoods in the United States, with a Janka hardness of 830 lbf—about as hard as American Elm. Heartwood ranges from yellow to a reddish brown. Narrow sapwood is yellowish white and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Flatsawn sections can exhibit a lot of character and interesting patterns in the growth rings. Knots are common but are usually small. Small resin canals, infrequent and variable in distribution; solitary or in tangential groups of several; earlywood to latewood transition abrupt, color contrast high; tracheid diameter medium-large. (Growth rings are generally narrower in Western Larch than in Tamarack.)

Additional Information

Boards

AVAILABLE SIZES: 1×4 – 1×6 – 1×8 – 1×10 – 1×12

Board Lengths

R/L 6′ – 16′

Dimensional Lumber

AVAILABLE SIZES: 2×3 – 2×4 – 2×6 – 2×8 – 2×10 – 2×12

Dimensional Lumber Lengths

R/L 8′ – 20′

Patterns and Specialty Lumber