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Pine, Ponderosa

Lengths

Subject to availability

4-6'
7/8'
9/10'
11/12'
13/14'
15/16'
17-20'
7' and longer
Applications
Cabinetry
Construction
Interior Trim
Veneer

Distribution

Western North America

Scientific Name

Pinus ponderosa

Specific Gravity: Basic

0.38

Specific Gravity: 12% MC

0.45

Janka Hardness

460

Color/Appearance

Heartwood is reddish brown, sapwood is yellowish white.

Grain/Texture

Straight grained with medium texture.

Endgrain

Medium-large resin canals, numerous and evenly distributed, mostly solitary; earlywood to latewood transition fairly abrupt, color contrast can vary depending on growth ring spacing; tracheid diameter medium-large.

Rot Resistance

The heartwood is rated as moderate to low in decay resistance.

Workability

Ponderosa pine works well with both hand and machine tools. Glues and finishes well.

Odor

Ponderosa Pine has a faint, resinous odor while being worked.

Allergies/Toxicity

Working with pine has been reported to cause allergic skin reactions and/or asthma-like symptoms in some people.

Pricing/Availability

Ponderosa Pine has a very wide distribution throughout western North America, and is one of the most important lumber species in the western United States. It should be widely available as construction lumber for a modest price. Some Ponderosa Pine is mixed with Lodgepole Pine and sold together as construction lumber under the stamp ÐPP/LPÓ.

Sustainability

This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.
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