Antique Heart Pine
White Pine, Pumpkin Pine. Eastern White Pine , Northern Pine,
Until 1860 the Eastern white pine formed vast forests in the
northeastern U.S. and was intimately associated with New England.
What was once a seemingly endless supply of timber was used for
the construction of houses, barns and stables. In the 17th and 18th
centuries virtually every building erected by Colonial Americans
was constructed with white pine, both inside and out.
Eastern White Pine is the Provincial tree of Ontario and the
State tree of Maine and Michigan and its "pine cone and tassel"
is the "state flower" of Maine. Sprigs of Eastern White Pine were
worn as badges as a symbol of Vermont identity during the Vermont
Republic and appears in a stained glass window at the Vermont State
House, on the Flag of Vermont and the naval ensign of the Commonwealth
White Pine is the state tree of
White Pine grows in Canada, Mexico, and United States.
White Pine uses include millwork, mouldings, knotty pine paneling,
siding and boards for boxes, crates, coffins, boats, woodenware
and novelties. Used for numerous applications including carvings
and sculpture, millwork, sash, doors, trim, paneling, cabinetry,
furniture, toys, novelties, musical instrument components, caskets,
boxes, match sticks, veneer, dowels, and patterns.
Lightweight, soft, even-textured and easily worked, White
Pine is the least resinous of all pines. Straight grained with a
fine, uniform texture. Creamy white, pale yellow or light brown
heartwood and creamy white sapwood. Acquires an amber patina
with age. Pine Logs are susceptible to fungus discoloration.
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Wood is a natural
product. Some variation in color and grain pattern will occur between
samples, images on this website, photographs and any specific installation.
White Pine is soft in weight, light in color, easily machined
and glues well, maintains structural integrity with normal moisture
content changes and displays remarkable durability.
White Pine works very easily with most machine or hand tools
although turning is only fair. Carves quite well, holds nails and
screws well without the need to pre-drill. White Pine glues, paints
and also varnishes well. A wood sealer is recommended
to prevent a blotchy appearance when staining.
Soft, weak and light with low decay resistance and shock resistance.
Very stable in service.
White Pine can be a good choice for flooring, depending on your
tastes and needs. There are White Pine floors still in use today
in New England that are over 300 years old. They do show the nicks
and dings of age, but this just adds to their character, history,
Pine is by no means as hard as Oak, but the worn character that
can occur during normal flooring use will in no way shorten
the lifespan of the floor.
If it is important for you to maintain a new and unblemished
appearance, then you should consider
yellow or heart pine
or a hardwood alternative.
420 Janka Hardness Rating
Green Rough Sawn
KD Rough Sawn
KD 15/16" HoM Planed
KD 3/4" S4S & Flooring
Listed weights should be considered estimated
averages only and do not include the additional weight of
bolsters, packaging or shipping crates.