Pine – Radiata New Zealand

Size of tree and type of forest/location: A large softwood planted widely in the world’s south temperate zone, especially in South Africa, Chile, New Zealand and Australia.

Description of wood: Heartwood pale yellow-brown. Sapwood wide and not always clearly distinguishable visually. Texture fine but uneven. Grain usually straight except for a central core of about 100 mm diameter which has a pronounced spirality.
Dry density kg/m3: 550

Workability: Easy to work except for the knots. Nails satisfactorily. Material high in resin content is difficult to glue and paint.

Durability: Class 4

Use: Construction, flooring, panelling, furniture, joinery, plywood, cladding, external trim, poles, fencing.

Availability: Readily