Pine, Patula

Pine

Pine, Patula

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Durability

Density in kg/m3

Pine

The Tree
Very fast growing species with knots prevalent.

The Timber
Sapwood is not easily distinguishable from heartwood. Early wood is almost white while late wood is pale brown. Numerous small resin canals, visible to the naked eye and prominent on tangential surfaces. Grain may be straight, spiral or wavy. Logs and sawn timber susceptible to blue stain.

Drying
Kiln dries rapidly, usually with little distortion. 25mm thick boards may be air dried in about 5 weeks.

Strength
Timber machine graded direct to Strength classes may be available; design data are given in BS 5268-2.

Working Qualities
Medium - Saws easily but must not be fed too quickly. Planes and moulds easily with only slight raising of grain around knots. Turns fairly well but for boring an mortising a support is needed at the exit side to avoid breakaway. Takes nails easily without splitting. Glues well.

Latin Name
Pinus patula

Also known as
patula pine

Wood Type
Softwood

Treatability
Moderately easy

Moisture
Medium

Texture
Medium

Origin
Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia