Larch - Siberian
Botanical Name: Larix siberica
Source Location: Russia, Siberia
Dimensions: Siberian Larch is available up to 200x50mm x 5.7m
Durability: A popular choice due to its aesthetic natural beauty and rustic characteristics. Siberian Larch has a natural durability which does not require a preservative treatment. The high proportion of Heartwood and presence of tannins in the wood create a high resistance to decay and rot, making Siberian Larch one of the toughest and most durable softwoods.
Uses: Available in a range of Bevelback, Board and Batten and selected Vertical Shiplap profiles. Siberian Larch is also suitable for Soffit lining, panelling, Decking, Interior screening and Battens.
Tips: A great alternative when seeking cost effective options to more premium Timber cladding such as Western Red Cedar.
Heartwood Colour: Pale Yellow to light tan
Sapwood Colour: White to cream
Grades: Sawfalling I-IV
Durability: Class 3*
Radial Shrinkage: 4% (Green to 12% Mc)
Tangential Shrinkage: 9% (Green to 12% Mc)
|Mechanical Properties||Green||Dry (12%)|
|Modulus of Rupture (MPa)||54||88|
|Max Crushing Strength (MPa)||46|
|Shearing Strength (MPa)||9|
|Modulus of Elasticity (GPa)||8||10|
|Specific Gravity (kg/m3)||580|
*Durability classes are based on Australian Standards AS5604-2005 and all the relevant information in the standard. The heartwood of an individual piece of timber may vary from the species nominated.