Using lumber harvested from the Jericho Research Forest, a local woodworker, Bill Rowley, experimented with preparing and milling Japanese Larch to construct a porch swing. Bill found Japanese Larch to be somewhat difficult to work with as there was significant stress in the wood due to its substantially fast growth rates and high amount of pitch. However, despite these technical challenges, the end product was a porch swing for his daughter’s new house. He concluded that he believes Japanese Larch will make a good product for outdoor use and he plans to continue experimenting with the Japanese Larch lumber for other products.


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