Species

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)
 
THE TREE
Natural RangeCanada: Maritimes to southeast Manitoba; U.S.: north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River.
StatureOld-growth grew to heights of 200 feet diameters of 6 feet; current growth reaches 100 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter
THE WOOD
AppearanceHeartwood is a light brown, sometimes with a reddish cast, and tends to develop a patina with age. Sapwood is white to a light yellow. Texture is uniform. Grain is straight and somewhat pronounced.
Weight25 lbs/ft3 @ 12% moisture content
Hardness380 lbf (kiln-dried)
WorkabilityEasy to machine and dimensionally stable. Nailing, finishing, painting, and gluing properties are all very favorable.
DurabilityDings and mars easily; moderately resistant to decay
Data: Alden, Harry A., Softwoods of North America (Madison, WI: U.S.D.A. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory), 1997.

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