White Pine

White Pine

White pine, also called eastern white pine (scientific name: Pinusstrobus), has a light brown heartwood, sometimes with a red hue. The sapwood is pale yellow to almost white, darkening with age. Its texture is medium, and its grain is straight.

White pine is commonly found in eastern North America. It is not durable for heartwood decay.

Janka Hardness :

1,690 N(380 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :

400 kg/m3(25 lbs/ft3)

Workability :

White pine works easily with hand and machine tools. It is good with glues and finishes well.


Pricing / Availability

White pine is readily available since eastern white pine is used extensively for construction purposes. In addition, since it is a domestic softwood, it is available at reasonable rates.



The IUCN regards it to be a species of "least concern" and is not mentioned in the CITES Appendices.


Common Uses

Apart from its extensive usage in the field of construction, it is also used in the manufacture of boats, boxes, and crates, as well as for carving purposes, and interior millwork.

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