Different wood species are good for different purposes and uses.
This blog post we will be putting larch wood in the spotlight. This wood is the ideal wood and perfect for exterior work and furniture.
Read on for the rundown on larch wood.
- In practical medicine the bark of Larch and resin were used for respiratory and kidney ailments as well as in bandages for burns
- Larch prefers to grow alone in full sunlight
- It’s habitat is Russian Siberia with plenty of swamps, bogs and moist soil
- When Larch is properly processed, its inherent beauty becomes more vivid
- Due to its legendary properties Larch is considered to be one of the best among the wood types. It used to be especially popular in Venice, Italy and other great marinas
- Larch wood has become a staple of residential and commercial applications
- Larch is resistant to extreme climate conditions, repels, insect and fungus attacks, and is not harmed by acids or alkalis. It possesses inherent silica content and natural oils, which eliminate the need of using any preservatives or sealants
- Larch may be left untreated for years and yet be easily restored to its original golden brown color, although some prefer to add some color to it
- The beauty and durability of Larch has led to its lasting popularity in the production of outdoor decking and interior decorative trim, as well as all military and commercial European ships until XIXth Century
- Larch is the ideal wood for decking, for it’s become the standard of excellence. Boat builders have appreciated natural characteristics of Larch for centuries; its unparalleled durability, workability and resistance to all extremes of climate. Larch wood remains unaffected by insects, fungus, acids or alkalis. The natural oils eliminate the need for preservatives and sealants used to prevent wood from cracking. Larch is also appreciated for its golden color, dark markings and straight grain. Although coarse in texture, it is smooth to the touch and virtually has no raised grain. Owners may choose any shade of finishing or leave its natural silver grey color
- The City of Venice was constructed on platforms raised above water, and resting on piles made of Siberian Larch. After 1400 years some of the piles were inspected. It turned out that larch piles serving as a base for the underwater part of the city have become so hard that cutting them either with an axe or with a saw is next to impossible
- Larch decking requires no further maintenance and has a number of advantages. This product is suitable for residential decks and walkways as well as commercial and public spaces