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Hemlock - wood, parquet, profileThe Helmlocktanne comes from North America and is also called Canadian hemlock. It is also hardy in Central Europe.
The Helmlock fir becomes 20 to 3 feet high and can reach a diameter of up to 2 meters.
The trees can grow to 1,000 years old.
The sapwood is only 2 cm wide and yellowish-white, the heartwood yellow-brown with a slight reddish tinge. On the radial surfaces fine mirrors of the wood rays are recognizable. The wood has partly brown or light gray stripes or veins. Pores are absent. There are no resin channels. Annual rings are clearly recognizable on cross sections by the one-sided sharply defined light brown latewood. The fiber course is predominantly straight, only occasionally wavy and leads in longitudinal sections to slightly offset latewood structures.
Overall, the wood of the fir tree fir is light-colored, straight-grained and often fine-grained softwood, similar to spruce with corresponding tree-ring widths.
The wood is light and soft. In addition, it is coarse-grained, brittle and splintering. The wood can be processed normally, split well. However, it fades and raises considerably. To achieve smooth planing surfaces very sharp tools must be used. Shavings should be carefully vacuumed to remove wooly areas or bruises
To avoid transport rollers. The wood of the Helmlock fir is not very weather-resistant and is difficult to impregnate. In combination with moisture, ferrous metals and alkalis cause dark discoloration.
is odorless. The resistance to fungi is low to moderate, which is low against insects. The staying power of the Helmlock is satisfying.
The wood of the fir tree is mainly used as construction and construction timber. It is also used frequently in the paper industry. In Central Europe, the fir tree is planted as an ornamental tree and occurs in mixed forests, together with Weymouth pine, American red spruce, white spruce and yellow birch. It is particularly popular in interior design, where it depends on a low weight, a uniform color and a clear, but not too emphasized wood structure. Helmlock is used for sauna construction, but often also for parquet. It is also suitable for gym construction.
The wood of the fir tree is well suited for parquet. In the commercial sector, it is ideal for objects with normal commercial use, ie for offices, waiting rooms and boutiques. In the private sector, it is ideal, because it has a high scratch, abrasion and impact resistance. Helmlock is also used for laminate.