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Scandinavian Spruce

Botanical Name
Picea abies

Other Names
Whitewood, Norway spruce, Scandinavian spruce

Origin
Northern, Central Europe

Sapwood Colour
Whitish to pale yellow

Heartwood Colour

No distinct difference between sapwood

Grain
Straight grained, with early and late wood

Texture
Fine and even

Common Uses
Furniture, mouldings, external joinery, kitchen cabinets, doors, panelling, construction, flooring

 
Physical Properties at MC 12%
Density
kg/m3

448

Specific gravity
-
0.43
Hardness
N
1710
Bending Strength
N/mm2
64.1
Stiffness
N/mm2
9800
Radial shrinkage
%
2
Tangential shrinkage
%
7
Working Properties
Stability
xxx

Bending

x
Machining
xxxx
Screwing
xx
Gluing
xxxx
Painting
xxxx
Sanding
xxx
Staining
xxxx
xxxx = excellent
xxx = good
xx = fair
x = not good
 
   
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