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Pine, Eastern White

Thicknesses

Subject to availability

4/4
5/4
6/4
7/4
8/4
9/4
10/4
12/4
16/4
20/4
1/2"
3/4"
1"

Distribution

Eastern North America (also widely grown on plantations throughout its natural range)

Scientific Name

Pinus strobus

Specific Gravity: Basic

0.34

Specific Gravity: 12% MC

0.4

Janka Hardness

380

Colour/Appearance

Heartwood is a light brown, sometimes with a slightly reddish hue, sapwood is a pale yellow to nearly white. Colour tends to darken with age.

Grain/Texture

Grain is straight with an even, medium texture.

Endgrain

Large resin canals, numerous and evenly distributed, mostly solitary; earlywood to latewood transition gradual, colour contrast fairly low; tracheid diameter medium to large.

Rot Resistance

The heartwood is rated as moderate to low in decay resistance.

Workability

Eastern White Pine is easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Glues and finishes well.

Odor

Eastern White Pine has a faint, resinous odor while being worked.

Allergies/Toxicity

Working with pine has been reported to cause allergic skin reactions and/or asthma-like symptoms in some people.

Pricing/Availability

Eastern White Pine is widely harvested for construction lumber. Prices should be moderate for a domestic softwood.

Sustainability

This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.
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