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Longleaf is the hardest and strongest of the Southern Pines and it’s old growth figure is not available, outside of woods salvaged from dismantled 19th and early 20th c. warehouses, factories and mills – or in this instance, recovered from the former river and lake routes of early logging, where they’ve been preserved for over a century. Longleaf originally grew in long unbroken tracts from the Carolinas to Texas and south to Florida.
Lengths3 - 14'
Color and Surface
Longleaf Pine is unique among the Southern heartwoods for it’s exceptionally dense figure and high resin content – producing a warm and durable wood for flooring, paneling, shelving and furniture. Sinker Pine absorbs the minerals of the underwater environment, emerging from the rivers with rich but more muted tones, and a grain quality that can’t be matched by wood that is freshly cut today. Sinker Pine can be cut to the same specified grade – from vertical to select – possessing sound tight knots and flat sawn figure. 95-100% heartwood.