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Radiata Pine

Botanical Name
Pinus radiata

Other Names
-

Origin
New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Chile, Spain

Sapwood Colour
Pale, wide and distinct from heartwood

Heartwood Colour

Pink to brown

Grain
Generally straight grained, some spiral

Texture
Relative uniform, little contrast between growth rings

Common Uses
Furniture, toys, veneer, flooring, turnings, construction, chips

 
Physical Properties at MC 12%
Density
kg/m3

496

Specific gravity
-
0.44
Hardness
N
3480
Bending Strength
N/mm2
72.6
Stiffness
N/mm2
9900
Radial shrinkage
%
3
Tangential shrinkage
%
6
Working Properties
Stability
xxx

Bending

x
Machining
xxxx
Screwing
xxx
Gluing
xxx
Painting
xxxx
Sanding
xxx
Staining
xxx
xxxx = excellent
xxx = good
xx = fair
x = not good
 
   
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