Western White Pine

Name Western White Pine (Pinus monticola)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as Idaho white pine, mountain pine, white pine, and silver pine.
Sources Grows in western United States and Canada.
Appearance Straight and even grained with a medium to coarse texture. Cream colored to light reddish brown heartwood that darkens on exposure and yellowish white sapwood. Similar to easern white pine in appearance.
Physical Props Light, soft, moderately stiff, low strength and shock resistance, moderately low decay resistance, and good stability in service.
Working Props Turns, planes, and generally works very well with machine or hand tools. Steam-bends quite well. Glues satisfactorily. Holds nails and screws well without need to pre-drill. Paints and finishes fairly well but beware of blotchiness when staining.
Uses Used for building construction, boxes, crates, matches, carvings, patterns, millwork, fixtures, caskets, paneling, and plywood.