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A soft, light wood obtained from the Engelmann spruce, Picea engelmannii, native to the western part of North America. The yellowish to reddish fine-grain wood is used for lumber, millwork, construction, and the manufacture of paper and boxes.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Picea engelmannii; épicéa d'Engelmann (Fr.); épinette (Fr.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- External source or communication Comment: Western Pine Association, Portland Oregon: air-dry weight = 27 pcf