White Pine

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White Pine: (Pinus strobus) Ratings 1 to 5 (best):

White Pine: (Pinus strobus) Ratings 1 to 5 (best):

Available Sizes:

4/4 through 8/4 Sel & Btr

Please call for additional/possible sizes.

  • Machining

    5

  • Nailing

    4

  • Screwing

    4

  • Gluing

    2

  • Finishing

    5

Distribution

Eastern white pine is native to North America from Newfoundland, the Anticosti Islands and the Gaspe' Peninsula of Quebec, west to central and western Ontario and extreme southeast Manitoba, south to southeastern Minnesota and northeastern lowa, east to northern Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and south to northern Georgia and northwest South Carolina. It is also locally distributed in western Kentucky, western Tennessee and Delaware.

General Description

The heartwood of Eastern white pine is a light brown, sometimes with a reddish tinge, turning darker on exposure. The sapwood is white, tinged with yellow.

Availability

Widely available.

Working Properties

It has a uniform texture, is easily worked with tools, shrinks little, easily kiln dried, is straight grained and has a high ability to stay in place. It has medium strength values, is easily worked and take stains, glue and finishes well. It also has good nail-holding ability. It is light weight, moderately soft, moderately weak, not stiff, and low in shock resistance.

Main Uses

The bark is used to produce white pine tar, an antiseptic and expectorant. The wood is used for furniture, patterns, matches, boxes, sashes, doors, trim, caskets and toys. The tree is a popular Christmas tree.