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Mechanical Properties of Canada and United States Softwoods

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Species
/ Test
Air-Dry
Density
Volumetric
Shrinkage
Static
Bending
Side
Hardness
Resistance
to Splitting
Crushing
Strength
Data
Source
(samples
12% mc)
(kg/m3)(green to 0%)(modulus of rupture MPa)(Newtons)(max stress MPa)(max // to grain Mpa)American/ Canadian

Atlantic white-cedar3808.8%
low
46.9
low
1560
very low
2.83
low
32.4
low
USA
Douglas-fir54011.9%
medium
88.6
medium
2990
medium
3.06
low
50.01
medium
CDN
Western hemlock48013%
high
81.1
medium
2740
med/low
2.93
low
46.7
medium
CDN
Western larch64014%
high
107
very high
4210
medium
3.62
medium
60.9
high
CDN
Eastern white pine4208.2%
low
65
med/low
1650
very low
2.63
low
36.2
low
CDN
Western white pine42010.7%
medium
64.1
med/low
1700
very low
2.64
low
36.1
low
CDN

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