Species

Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)
 
THE TREE
Natural RangeCanada: Maritimes to western Ontario; U.S.: Eastern Seaboard to southern Minnesota, north of the Mason-Dixon Line
StatureReach heights of 80 feet and diameters of 3 feet.
THE WOOD
AppearanceHeartwood varies from red to a red-brown; sapwood ranges from pure white to yellow. Grain is uniform; medium-textured.
Weight34 lbs/ft3 @ 12% moisture content
Hardness560 lbf (kiln-dried)
WorkabilityMachines easily, holds nails and screws well. Finishes well but takes paint poorly.
DurabilityDings and mars very easily; moderately resistant to decay, except when in contact with soil.
Data: Alden, Harry A., Softwoods of North America (Madison, WI: U.S.D.A. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory), 1997.

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