Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) is a yellow wood varying from deep yellow to reddish-brown. The tree ia a relatively large tree, grows to a height of up to 130 feet with a trunk up to 48″ in diameter. The wood works easily and well with little blunting effect on cutters. It can be glued satisfactorily, takes nails and screws, stains and gives reasonable results in painting and varnishing if treated for gumminess. Typical uses are for furniture, doors, turning, carving, and general carpentry. Pine’s source region is the Western United States and Canada.
Posts tagged with Pine
- Adirondack Chairs Posted on: May 27, 2008
I’ve been commissioned by Woody to build a nice set of adirondack chairs for his covered porch. Pine ended up as the wood selection due to its wide availability, and also that it would be used in a covered porch setting.
- Helicopter Pad Posted on: August 26, 2007
I had some scraps of wood lying around the shop, some pine and plywood, and figured I’d put it to good use.