Heart pine

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Description

A strong, straight-grain heartwood from the Southern Pine family of trees, primarily longleaf, shortleaf and loblolly. The dense heart pine wood is decay resistant because of its high resin content. Because of its abundance and strength, heart pine was a commonly used for construction and flooing in 18th c. America.

Synonyms and Related Terms

heartpine

Other Properties

Color=amber to reddish brown

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • External source or communication Comment: Submitted information: Fred Gamble, October 2007
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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