Tamarack/Larch - How much does it weigh?

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Forum topic by lightweightladylefty posted 09-12-2009 06:52 AM 2949 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-12-2009 06:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tamarack larch wood weight

Can anyone help me out with how much 900 board feet of Tamarack would weigh? Also, am I correct in thinking it could be a good wood to be used for a deck? It’s decay resistant, but is it strong enough?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 12:57 PM

It looks to me as if Larch has a density of a little over 3 lbs/bf. So it will weigh in at just over 2700 lbs.

Here is a promo for it as a decking alternative to pressure treated.

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#2 posted 09-12-2009 01:22 PM

If your looking to use the wood for a deck, Cedar might be another good choice.

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#3 posted 09-13-2009 05:19 AM

Thanks for all your input. LumberJocks is one terrific site for competent, timely help.

Scott: Your information is very helpful. That’s 3 half-ton pick-up loads. . . and thanks for the link to using Tamarack for decking.
Jeff: Cedar is probably actually a better choice but with an opportunity to buy 900 board feet for $400, I thought Tamarack could be a possible alternative. I just wasn’t certain of how many trips we’d have to make to move it!
DaveR: I appreciate the link to the information. It will be helpful for future questions as well, so I’ve marked the site.

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