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Nikko fir (Abies homolepis)

Nikko fir (Abies homolepis)

Common Name(s): Nikko fir

Scientific Name: Abies homolepis

Distribution: Japan

Average Dried Weight: 24.0 lbs/ft3 (385 kg/m3)*

*Density based on a single sample tested

Janka Hardness: 390 lbf (1,740 N)*

*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity

Comments: A fairly large tree, Nikko fir is used for general construction within Japan in much the same way that fir species are used for construction/structural lumber in North America.

Note: This is a truncated profile page. If you have any helpful info or experience with this wood species, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to integrate any relevant data when I expand the page. ~Eric

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Identification: See the article on Softwood Anatomy for definitions of endgrain features.

Nikko fir (endgrain 10x)

Nikko fir (endgrain 10x)

Nikko fir (endgrain 1x)

Nikko fir (endgrain 1x)

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