European Spruce Bracewood 40 mm
DIMENSIONS: 560X30/200X40 mm.
BOTANIC NAME: Picea abies.
COMMON NAMES: European Spruce, Red Sruce, Picea, Spruce.
DESCRIPTION: Density 440-470 Kg/m3. Colour varying from yellowish white to reddish yellow.
Sapwood not clearly demarcated from heartwood. Straight and fine grain. Growth rings are visible and strongly marked.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 2 kg is the approximate quantity needed to build a guitar. Easy to work, as long as there are no knots present. Glues and finishes well, though it can give poor (blotchy and inconsistent) results when being stained due to its closed pore structure. A sanding sealer, gel stain, or toner is recommended when colouring Spruce. Wood is not much resistant to fungi and termites.
DRYING: Drying speed is quick. Hardly present risk of cracks or distortion.
USES: String instruments sound board.
- European Spruce