Longleaf Pine


Common Names
Longleaf Pine
Scientific Name
Pinus palustris
Southeastern United States, though also widely grown on plantations
Heartwood is reddish brown, sapwood is yellowish white. Straight grained with a fine to medium texture. Endgrain: Large resin canals, numerous and evenly distributed, mostly solitary ; earlywood to latewood transition abrupt, color contrast high; tracheid diameter medium-large.
Avg. Dried Weight
41 lbs/ft3 (650 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
870 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
14,500 lbf/in2 (100.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
1,980,000 lbf/in2 (13.70 GPa)
Crushing Strength
8,470 lbf/in2 (58.4 MPa)
Radial: 5.1%, Tangential: 7.5%, Volumetric: 12.2%, T/R Ratio: 1.5
The heartwood is rated as moderately resistant to decay.
Overall, Longleaf Pine works fairly well with most tools, though the resin can gum up tools and clog sandpaper. Longleaf Pine glues and finishes well.

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