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Sitka Spruce Wood

Sitka Spruce Wood

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Sitka Spruce Wood, is a large, coniferous, evergreen tree growing to almost 100 meters (330 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter at breast height that can exceed 5 m (16 ft). It is by far the largest species of spruce and the fifth-largest conifer in the world (behind giant sequoia, coast redwood, kauri, and western red cedar), and the third-tallest conifer species (after coast redwood and coast Douglas fir). The Sitka spruce is one of the few species documented to exceed 90 m (300 ft) in height.Its name is derived from the community of Sitka in southeast Alaska, where it is prevalent. Its range hugs the western coast of Canada and the US, continuing south into northernmost California.

Characteristics of Sitka Spruce

Origin of Wood Type USA & Canada
Botanical Name Picea sitchensis
Specific Gravity 0.43
Avg. Weight Per BF 2.25 lb/ bf
Color Range Cream – White with a Pink Tint
Rarity / Availability Not Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width 2″ to 10″
Typical Avg. Length 2′ to 12′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Aircraft Veneer, Oars, Boat Building, Soundboards, Musical Instruments, Building Construction and many other uses
Lumber Grades Quartersawn (Musical Instrument Grade), Guitar Sets
Other Trade Names Silver Spruce, Tideland Spruce, Menzies Spruce, Coast Spruce




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