Antique Heart Pine
Southern Yellow Pine is a collective genus that covers several
species, including: Black, Jack, Jersey, Longleaf, Loblolly,
North Carolina, Oldfield, Slash, Shortleaf, and Virginia Pine.
The preferred construction wood of the 19th century, used for
everything from clipper ship masts to warehouse timbers to residential
flooring. Yellow Pine was the flooring of choice in part due to
its hardness and durability. Yellow Pine is the
state tree of Alabama, Arkansas, North
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Southern yellow pine is one of the hardest pines and is recommended
for flooring and higher traffic areas.
Virginia pine is native to southeastern New York (Long Island)
and New Jersey, west to Pennsylvania, central Ohio and southern
Indiana, south to western Kentucky, western Tennessee and Northeastern
Mississippi, and east to central Alabama, northern Georgia, northern
South Carolina and Virginia. Because of its tolerance to acidic
soils, Virginia pine has been planted on strip-mine spoil banks
and severely eroded soils.
Southern Yellow Pine represents the least expensive, yet one
of the most traditional flooring choices available. Yellow Pine
is 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.
The sapwood of pine is a yellowish white, while the heartwood
is a reddish brown, orange, or yellow heartwood. The sapwood is
usually wide in second growth stands. Heartwood begins to form when
the tree is about 20 years old. In old, slow-growth trees, sapwood
may be only 1 to 2 inches in width.
All the southern pines have moderately large shrinkage but are
stable when properly seasoned. The heartwood is rated as moderate
to low in resistance to decay. The sapwood is more easily impregnated
with preservatives. Pine Logs are susceptible to fungus discoloration.
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Antique Heart Pine
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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.
Yellow Pine works fairly well with machine or hand tools, although
resin in wood has a tendency to gum up cutting edges and can
present challenges with gluing.
Yellow Pine ranks high in nail and screw holding capacity pre-drilling
sometimes is required to prevent splitting. It machines well but
resins in the wood tend to clog abrasives; frequent sandpaper changes
Yellow Pine paints, stains, and varnishes easily, but again,
resin bleed-out can be a concern . A wood sealer is
recommended to prevent a blotchy appearance when staining.
Generally straight but uneven grained with a medium texture.
Yellowish white sapwood and reddish brown, orange, or yellow heartwood.
Pine is heavy and strong, very stiff, hard and moderately high in
690 Janka Hardness Rating
Yellow Pine Estimated
Green Rough Sawn
KD 15/16" HoM Planed
KD 3/4" S4S & Flooring
should be considered estimated averages only and do not
include the additional weight of bolsters, packaging or