This wood originally came from the coniferous pine wood related to the native fir. The characteristics of wood are largely consistent, so they can be used together.
The nature and important data of hemlock
The diameter of a hemlock tree can exceed 2 meters. The knotless length can reach up to 30 meters. The sapwood is about 2 cm wide and is gray to yellowish gray. The internal wood is only slightly deep, so it is almost impossible to distinguish them. Planed wood has a matt finish and can even shine on all surfaces.
Because it is cork, there are no pores. Wood rays can only be seen as thin mirrors on radial surfaces because they are very small. The light brown latewood has a clear boundary on one side, making the annual rings particularly easy to identify on the cross section. In most cases, it is narrower than the early wood in the same growing area. Depending on the cutting direction, the longitudinal section will produce brown-yellow streaks or patches. Due to the relatively high age of the trees, the wood usually has a fine-grained structure. Very fine grained wood is getting lighter and lighter. The texture is wavy in some places, but mostly straight. A slightly shifted latewood structure may appear during longitudinal cutting. The overall traits of Hemlock are light color, straight lines and fine lines.
In most cases, even if the initial moisture content is particularly high, it can be dried without any problems. Hemlock is classified as a medium-weight wood. Cutting with any tools is a piece of cake. However, if you want to obtain a smooth planed surface, you must use sharp tools. Hemlock is particularly good for nailing, screwing and gluing. Hemlock does not contain resin. It smells a bit unpleasant when fresh, but the smell disappears after drying. Hemlock is usually a good paint carrier and can be heated to any colors.
Uses of hemlock
Hemlock is often used, especially for indoor work. The most important thing is to be clear but not overemphasized about the wooden structure. This type of wood has proven its value, especially for ceilings, walls and sound insulation coatings. Interior doors and built-in furniture are also usually made of hemlock. Due to the lack of resin, there are special uses in the sauna area.
Why is hemlock a particularly good wood for sauna areas?
Hemlock is particularly suitable for building saunas, so it is often used. The main reason for this is the beauty and lightness of wood. A pleasant light color, and a smooth texture convey a particularly beautiful mood, and hemlock is definitely not resin. In addition, it is extremely durable and easy to process. The main advantage is the stable structure. Hemlock is definitely suitable for wet saunas. However, quality also has its price, so you have to dig deeper in your pocket to buy this beautiful, high-quality wood. Commercial saunas absolutely must use this wood. It gives the sauna a particularly long service life. The light-colored appearance of this wood ensures a particularly chic and modern appearance. Hemlock sauna can be integrated into any wellness area, because the high-quality appearance will ensure even more luxury.