Pine, Maritime

Pine

Pine, Maritime

Colour

Durability

Density in kg/m3

Pine

The Tree
This tree attains a height of 36m and a diameter of 1m.

The Timber
Similar to Scots pine in appearance, but more resinous, coarser-textured, with a greater preponderance of knots, and a wider sapwood. It is an important source of resin extraction in parts of Europe, and since tapping encourages the formation of resin within the tree, this results in variations in the weight of the wood; consequently the weight can vary from 510 kg/m3 to about 730 kg/m3 in the dried state.

Drying
Fast drying with a slight tendency to check

Strength
Similar to those of Scots pine.

Working Qualities
Good - Generally works readily with both hand and machine tools with variable dulling effect on cutting edges depending on the resin content. A clean finish is obtainable provided cutting edges are kept sharpened.

Latin Name
Pinus pinaster

Also known as
maritime pine

Wood Type
Softwood

Treatability
Difficult

Moisture
Medium

Texture
Medium to coarse

Origin
Greece, France, Portugal, UK