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Scots pine – Excellence and image

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Research based information on Scots pine properties and uses

Technical properties and image

  Visual properties

annual ring width, latewood proportion, knottiness, heartwood proportion, wood colour, harmonious appearance

    Strength and durability

bending, compression, shear, and tensile strength, hardness, density, moisture and decay resistance

  Stability and straightness

density, shrinkage, shrinkage variation, annual ring width, minimum deformation

    Tooling and jointing ability

density variation, annual ring width, juvenile wood proportion, shear and tensile strength, knottiness, grain structure and straightness, advantageous softness

  Usability and safety in service

strength, healthiness, machining ability, suitability for physical modifications

Updated: 06.04.2010 /MGre  |  Photo: Erkki Oksanen, Metla, unless otherwise stated  |  Copyright Metla  |  Feedback