Pinaceae - The Pine Family
Antique Pine, Antique Heart Pine, Antique Heart Yellow Pine
Interior Use Only
Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings
This is the same species as Yellow Pine, but as the name "Antique" implies it is old recovered timber. The material is usually recovered from structural timbers of old warehouses, barns or factories. It can even be sinker logs that have been recovered from the bottom of lakes and rivers used for early log drives.
The most notable differences are the size of the growth rings, because this material was very old and slow growing the growth rings are typically small and narrow. Upon cutting the heartwood is usually a yellowish color, which after a couple weeks of exposure turns a deep pinkish tan. The sapwood remains yellow, but is likely to contain blue or black sap stain.
Due to the fact that the wood is all reclaimed it may contain worm holes, iron stain, fastener holes, and other such defects from its primary use.