Yellow Pine (Pinus palustris and Pinus taeda)
Natural RangeSouthern and Southeastern U.S.
StatureGrows to heights of 150 feet and diameters of 5 feet.
AppearanceSapwood is yellow to white; and heartwood is red to brown. Straight-grained and of a medium texture.
Weight39 lbs/ft3 @ 12% moisture content (avg. of species)
Hardness780 lbf (kiln-dried) (avg. of species)
WorkabilityDifficult to machine and glue. Holds nails well.
DurabilityEasily dinged and marred; low to moderate resistance 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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