SA Pine
SA Pine (Pinus spp)
 
Family - Pinaceae
 
Distribution - Widely planted in South Africa.
 
Characteristics: The pale coloured sapwood is clearly distinct from the pinkish-brown heartwood. The texture is relatively uniform. Untreated pine is considered non-durable.
 
Working Qualities: The wood works reasonably well, it planes to a smooth finish and nails and screws well.
 
Uses: General construction, joinery.