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A Visit to Larch Wood Products

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Blog entry by Sivers posted 1814 days ago 1334 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was on vacation in Eastern Canada last week and went by a place called Larch Wood Products with big signs for their showroom so decided to take a look. They specialize in what they call “Heirloom” end grain cutting boards. Not sure what makes a cutting board Heirloom…... I was fairly impressed with their work but was just looking, not in the mood to drop a few hundred on a cutting board.
Check out their website:

http://www.larchwoodcanada.com/products.php

The pictures there don’t quite do them justice, they were really beautiful. The endgrain pattern was amazing. Take a look at the tiger stripe buffet board.

Unfortunately there wasn’t anyone there to ask any questions, a salesgirl popped her head out of the office for a minute to let us know she was there and then diappeared…Would have liked to ask a few questions about the manufacture process and the finishing. Although they seemed to use a mineral oil/beeswax combo as they were selling small tubs of it as well. All of these were made of Larch, which I know nothing about and they left me with one concern cause these boards were light. They had a 3” board about 2’ diameter that was lighter than some of the much smaller boards I’ve made. At a closer look the grain wasn’t very tight.

Anyone out there have any experience with Larch? On first impressions I don’t think it would be the first choice for an endgrain cutting board….seems like it would get chewed up quickly compared to the traditional maple boards?



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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#1 posted 1814 days ago

Larch is a conifer that is used in plywood, telephone polls, and construction lumber. A “harder” softwood according to the U.S. Forest Service.

So, they are using “pine” in a cutting board and trying to sell a 17 3/4×11 for $150. Heck, I will go in my back yard, cut down a pine, and make a fortune!

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#2 posted 1814 days ago

Thanks for sharing

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sivers

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#3 posted 1814 days ago

Tearen,

That is kinda what I was thinking too.

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#4 posted 1814 days ago

Wow: Seems like a very high price.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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