Technical specie specifications for Southern Yellow Pine from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Southern Yellow Pine Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Longleaf Pine, Loblolly, Shortleaf Pine, Slash
- Description: 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. 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 requirirng hardness and good wearing qualities.
- Janka Hardness: 690 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 0 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 0
- Tangential Shrinkage: 7.4 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 4.8 %
- About: Southern Pine is defined as those species whose major range is in the United States south of the Mason-Dixon line and east of the Great Plains. 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 and North Carolina.
- Family: Pinus Palustris
- Tree Characteristics: The Southern Yellow Pine reaches a height of 98 - 115 ft. and a diameter of 28 inches.
- Geographic Area: Native to the southeastern United States, found along the coastal plain from eastern Texas to southeast Virginia extending into northern and central Florida.
- Color: Heartwood is a reddish brown, orange or yellow . Sapwood is a yellowish white.
- Photosensitivity: Ambers to a dark reddish or yellowish brown.
- Luster: Medium
- Grain: Closed, with high figuring; patterns range from clear to knotty.
- Texture: Medium to Coarse
- Drying Characteristics:
- Working Characteristics: Sawing - Good. Nailing - Good. Sanding - Resin tends to clog sand paper, frequent paper changes are required. Finishing - Using durable finishes can help minimize wear.
- Durability Rating: Soft, fairly durable, not as resist to scuff & dents as true hardwoods.
- Applications: Construction, furniture, floors, plywood and veneers
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