Radiata Knotless Pine
We stock both Radiata and Taeda knotless pine panels, both are very similar in appearance.
Pinus radiata, family Pinaceae, the Monterey pine, insignis pine or radiata pine, is a species of pine native to the Central Coast of California and Mexico (Guadalupe Island and Cedros island).
Pinus radiata is a versatile, fast-growing, medium-density softwood, suitable for a wide range of uses. Its silviculture is highly developed, and is built on a firm foundation of over a century of research, observation and practice.
Radiata pine is often considered a model for growers of other plantation species. It is the most widely planted pine in the world, valued for rapid growth and desirable lumber and pulp qualities.
As timber radiata is suitable for a wide variety of uses, and has a resinous fragrance while being worked. It holds screws and nails well and takes paint and stain without difficulty – and modern kiln dried timber is very easy to work. It is about 1/3 heavier than dried western red cedar and about the same weight as New Zealand and Fijian kauri. It is brittle when bent, so does not have the same load-bearing features as Oregon pine (Douglas fir, Pseudotsuga).
Radiata is used in house construction as weatherboards, posts, beams or plywood, in fencing, retaining walls, for concrete formers. It is also used to a limited extent in boat building where untreated ply is sometimes used, but must be encased in epoxy resin to exclude moisture.
Find out more: http://www.worldforest.com/radiata.html
Our Taeda Pine is sourced from Brazil and is knotless.
Loblolly pine is described as a large, resinous, and fragrant tree. It usually matures to a height of about 80 to 100 feet (24 to 30 m) and a diameter of about 24 to 36 inches (60 to 90 cm).
The wood is initially pink brown, and matures to a slightly darker colour upon exposure. Sapwood is not distinct from the heartwood.
Grain is described as closed, with high figuring, and pattern ranges from clear to knotty (we only stock clear/knotless).
The texture is fine and even.
There is no distinct odor or taste.
Ease of Drying
The material is reported to dry, but conditions should be controlled to prevent excessive degrade.
There is a tendency for the timber to distort and check during drying.
Find out more at: http://www.worldforest.com/taeda.html
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