Wood Species Profile: Pine

Southern Lumber

There are many different types of pine available for woodworkers, homeowners, and DIYers. Different types of pine can be used for a variety of projects, from wooden fencing to framing. Some types of pine and specialty woods can be found at your local lumber store, including different varieties of sugar pine.

Sugar pine, often known as great pine or shade pine, comes in grades appropriate for different applications. Common sugar pine is ideal for fencing and can be used in a variety of indoor and outdoor projects. Upper grades of sugar pine, called clear sugar pine, are ideal for moulding and millwork, structural framing, and furniture pieces such as vanities or cabinetry.

  • High-grade pine is of a finer grain and superior appearance. This is ideal for constructing wooden furniture or decking, which best shows off this beautiful wood's grain and texture. When properly treated, this species of wood will perform beautifully outdoors.
  • Common grades of sugar pine can be used for your basic structural and building requirements. You can construct an addition to your home using this wood, create an outdoor deck that will accept a darker stain, and much more.

Sugar pine is ideal for many different woodworking projects; when cared for properly, it can do just as well indoors as outdoors. For applications like decks and outdoor living, pine should be treated and sealed to protect against the weather and insects. Pine will last for many years and maintain its beautiful appearance with annual care.

When used indoors for wood floors or furniture, this species of pine wood really shines. This light-colored wood is versatile and can be easily stained or painted to match your tastes. Sturdy and easy to work with, pine is a versatile choice for woodworking and construction alike.

Southern Lumber carries both common and high-grade sugar pine. Visit our website to learn more about our selection, or call us at (408) 297-9663 for more information on our current stock of pine and other specialty woods.

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