Southern Yellow Pine

Name Southern Yellow Pine (Pinus spp.)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Commercial grouping of several different species including longleaf, loblolly, slash, and shortleaf pine.
Sources Grows in southeastern and southern United States.
Appearance Generally straight but uneven grained with a medium texture. Yellowish white sapwood and reddish brown, orange, or yellow heartwood.
Physical Props Moderately heavy and hard, stiff, moderately strong and shock resistant, moderately stable in service, and moderately decay resistant.
Working Props 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.
Uses 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.