||Sugar Pine (Pinus lambertiana)
||Also known as big pine, gigantic pine, and shade pine.
||Grows in western United States, primarily in California and Oregon. Most majestic of the pines.
||Straight and even grained with a relatively coarse texture. Light brown to pale reddish brown heartwood and creamy white sapwood. Very distinctive dark brown resin canals.
||Light and soft with low strength, shock resistance, stiffness, and good stability in service. Very low decay resistance.
||Works quite easily with machine or hand tools – a joy to work with. Fills the shop with a sweet resinous smell. Holds nails and screws well with little tendency to split. Glues and sands easily. Paints, stains, and finishes fairly well although but high resin content may cause problems with turpentine based sealers.
||Used for boxes, crates, sash, doors, frames, general millwork, building construction, siding, bent parts, carvings, foundry patterns, signs, piano keys, organ pipes, paneling, and plywood.