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  SOFTWOOD:
FIR TREE

 

 
NAMES: Fir tree, silver fir
BOTANICAL NAME: Abies alba Mill.
ORIGIN AND SPREAD: Central-, South-west- and southern Europe; Pyrenees, French central plateau and the western Alps
MACROSCOPIC CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES: Boarder of annual rings clear, yellowish-whitish to reddish-whitish colour with a grey touch, transition from spring-wood to summer-wood within one year continuously

IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES:

Dry density (grams/cbm) 0,32 0,45 0,71
Volume shrinking tolerance (in %) 10,2 11,5
Pressure strength (Newton/qm) 31 47 59
Bending strength (Newton/qm) 47 73 118
Tensile strength (Newton/qm) 47 84 120
E-Module 6 600 11 000 17 200

PROCESS AND USE:

Good to saw, to plane and to nail, good to stain, dries good and fast, low tendency to tear and warp

Difficult to impregnate

Construction wood for inside and outside, paper- and pulp industry

Low natural durability

SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS:

Specially for music instruments (resonance wood)

Approx. 40 Abies kinds are known

The Fir tree is endangered through pollution