Pine, Elliotis

Pine
Pine, Elliotis
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Older trees yield material typically harder and heavier than most other commercial pines, comparable in strength qualities with good quality douglas fir. However, most commercial timber is from younger, plantation grown stock and is light in weight, brittle and soft. Sapwood usually about 50mm but up to 150mm wide. Heartwood...
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Pine
Pine, Patula
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Sapwood is not easily distinguishable from heartwood. Early wood is almost white while late wood is pale brown. Numerous small resin canals, visible to the naked eye and prominent on tangential surfaces. Grain may be straight, spiral or wavy. Logs and sawn timber susceptible to blue stain.
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Koto
Koto
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There is no distinction between the sapwood and heartwood and the timber is cream in colour, sometimes with a greyish tint. The texture is coarse and the grain interlocked.
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Larch
Larch, Siberian
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The heartwood is pale reddish-brown to brick-red in colour, sharply defined from the narrow, lighter-coloured sapwood. It is a very resinous wood, with clearly marked annual rings. It has a straight grain, a fine, uniform texture and is rather heavy, weighing 590 kg/m3 when dried, it is likely that plantaion...
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Guarea
Guarea
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G. thompsonii - Pinkish-brown, like a pale mahogany, darkening to a better colour than G. cediata. Straight grain and a silky appearance. Weight about 640 kg/m3 when dried. G. cediata - Pinkish-brown, with a fine texture, and cedar-like scent. Weight about 590 kg/m3 when dried.
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