|Eastern White Pine (FG)|
|Eastern White Pine (Furniture Grade) |
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DESCRIPTION: The largest conifer of the eastern & upper Midwest forests. The narrow to medium wide sapwood is nearly white to pale yellowish white. The heartwood is cream colored to light brown or reddish brown, or pale yellow to pale brown, and darkens upon exposure. Grain is typically straight & even. Texture is described as medium & even.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Southern Canada from Manitoba to Newfoundland, throughout the northern & eastern states from Minnesota & northern Iowa to the Atlantic coast, and southward along the Appalachian mountains to northern Georgia & Alabama.
BOTANICAL NAME: Pinus strobus
WORKING PROPERTIES: Easy to cut in any direction. The wood planes easily, and worked surfaces are clean & smooth. Nailing & nail-holding properties are good; reported to accept all types of fasteners. Sanding properties are reported to be good. Polishes & finishes very well. Takes stain easily. Varnishing properties are good. Reported to have good painting characteristics.
USES: The wood of white pine is light, durable, and easy to work. It is good lumber for toys, boxes, cabinet work & similar items.
JANKA HARDNESS: 380