Eastern white pine is one of the most widely used species in the construction industry. Also known as furniture grade pine, this species has an almost white, pale-yellow color with an even medium texture. It works and machines well with all forms of tools, and glues and finishes well, although care must be taken to condition the wood to avoid blotches when staining. It has been used for cabinets, furniture, interior millworks, boatbuilding, and construction applications due to its abundance and low cost. It has a janka hardness of 375 and weighs 2.2 pounds per board foot.
VARIATIONS AND OPTIONS
4/4 refers to lumber that was cut at 1 inch thickness
15/16ths has been skip planed (a majority of the surfacing work has been done, there may be a few spots that are still rough, but the grain of the particular piece of wood should be visible)
13/16ths is commonly called finish planed. This should be ready for sanding and finish
Ripped 1 edge is lumber that has been run through a straight-line rip saw. This allows for easy squaring on a table saw.
Sanded refers to a select few lumber options that have been run through a belt sander and are 100% finish ready.
5/4 lumber was sawn at 1.25 inches in thickness.
6/4 lumber was sawn at 1.5 inches in thickness.
8/4 lumber was sawn at 2 inches in thickness.
10/4 lumber was sawn at 2.5 inches in thickness.
12/4 lumber was sawn at 3 inches in thickness.