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What wood is the Vasa made of?

Could you please tell me what wood variety that the Vasa was created from?

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  • Vasa was almost exclusively built from oak, chosen of course for its exceptional strength and resistance properties. Decks not carrying any canons - the weather and orlop decks - were built from pine, except for the aft section on orlop deck where two canons were placed and oak was used to take the load. As for the sculptures and other decorative elements, these are often linden which is a softer wood species, easily worked and formed into shape.

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    Didier Linder

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