Larch Veneered Panels & Jointed Veneer
Larch is also known as Siberian Larch, and is a most unusual conifer in that it is deciduous and therefore drops its leaves in autumn. It is found right across the Northern hemisphere in Europe, Asia and the north-western US in the form of three different groups. The Asian and European larches have been cross-bred to create a hybrid that has high growth potential and resists larch cancer very well.
Larch wood changes abruptly from early wood to late wood. That can easily be seen from the growth rings. The late wood is also darker than the early wood. The heartwood is yellowish brown to orange & golden-brown, darkening in the light and with age, is well demarcated from the sapwood, which is generally not more than 3cm wide, and yellowish white in colour.
Although in general Larch is inclined to exhibit small and tight knots, when it is well grown the best logs can be very straight grained and free of knots.
The properties of Larch veneer are similar to those ofDouglas Fir, and these species are sometimes sold mixed together.