American Southern Yellow Pine
Southern Yellow Pine Timber (not to be confused with Quebec Yellow) comes from southern states of USA. It is a relatively 'heavy' weight softwood, used for joinery products such as stairs. Ordering southern yellow pine timber from Timbersource is a good choice for those who need a wood which machines, nails, screws, glues, and finishes well.
When you order American Southern Yellow Pine cut-to-size using our simple cutting calculator tool to the right, you'll receive a product which has been tailor-made to your exact specifications. Simply select how you'd like your Southern Yellow Pine to be machined as well as the desired measurements, and we'll cut it to suit your specifications.
Cut to Size / Planed American Southern Yellow Pine Timber
The sapwood is almost white, and the heartwood varies from creamy-white to light straw-brown, or light reddish-brown. The wood is not particularly resinous, but resin ducts produce short, brown-coloured, thin lines on longitudinal surfaces. The grain is straight, and the texture is fine and even, planed surfaces have a satin-like appearance; the growth-rings are rather inconspicuous. The wood weighs about 420 kg/m³ when dried.
Ordering American Southern Yellow Pine Timber
Ordering southern yellow pine timber from Timbersource is a good choice for those who need a wood which machines, nails, screws, glues, and finishes well. Southern yellow pine also bends well, and is reasonably strong and shock resistant. However, it should be noted that an excess of resin has been known to disrupt machinery, and, though fairly durable, this timber is not completely resistant to either scuffing or denting.
Frequently Asked Questions about American Southern Yellow Pine Timber
What can this timber be used for?
Southern Yellow Pine Timber is used for: Heavy Structural Use, Joinery - Exterior, Joinery - Interior, Boxes, Baskets, Pallets, Crates, Millwork, Woodenware, Novelties, Boat Building and many more. It is imported in most standard thicknesses; generally, boards are 4", 6", 8", 10" & 12" wide and lengths 8' - 16'. It is imported kiln dried and thinner stock is usually graded 'Saps' as the clearer grade sapwood is preferred, with thicker boards imported in 'prime & better' grade.
How strong and durable is this timber?
A soft, weak timber, which compared to European redwood is 45 per cent softer, 25 per cent less resistant to shock loads, 30 per cent weaker in bending and in compression along the grain, and 20 per cent less resistant to splitting, and less stiff.
Southern Yellow Pine is slightly durable, not as resistant to scuffs and dents and is moderately decay resistant.
What are its physical properties?
Works very easily, but the soft nature of the timber encourages crumbling under dull cutting edges, which must, therefore, be kept sharpened in order to obtain the best results. It takes glue, stains, polish, varnish and paint well, and can be screwed or nailed.
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