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Spruce, Eastern


(Also known as red spruce, black spruce, white spruce)

Softwood 28 lbs. per cubic foot, 2.33 lbs. per board foot
The three species, which are grown in the North and Northeastern states, have similar properties. The wood is light in color with little difference between sapwood and heartwood. It is easily worked, moderate in strength, stiffness, hardness, and toughness. It is not resistant to decay, and is used only where weight is important, and durability is not, or for non-structural work. It has little use in plywood boat building.

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