||Southern Yellow Pine (Pinus spp.)
||Commercial grouping of several different species including longleaf, loblolly, slash, and shortleaf pine.
||Grows in southeastern and southern United States.
||Generally straight but uneven grained with a medium texture. Yellowish white sapwood and reddish brown, orange, or yellow heartwood.
||Moderately heavy and hard, stiff, moderately strong and shock resistant, moderately stable in service, and moderately decay resistant.
||Works fairly well with machine or hand tools although resin in wood sometimes gums up cutting edges. Glues satisfactorily. Holds screws and nails well; pre-drilling sometimes required to prevent splitting. Paints, stains, and varnishes easily, but resin bleed-out can cause problems.
||Used for structural timber, structural grade plywood, building construction, boxes, baskets, crates, cooperage, pallets, millwork, woodenware, novelties, boat building, and applications requiring hardness and good wearing qualities.