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.
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Color=amber to reddish brown
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- External source or communication Comment: Submitted information: Fred Gamble, October 2007
- Website address 1 Comment: Curtis Heart Pine at http://www.curtisheartpine.com/heartpine.htm (accessed Oct. 5, 2007)
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996