Straight grained and fine, even texture with orange to pinkish brown heartwood and pale-colored sapwood. Light, low to moderate strength and stiffness, moderate shock resistance, good stability in service, and excellent decay resistance. Not suitable for steam bending. Works reasonably well although knots can be troublesome and care needed to prevent chip-out on end-grain. Screws, nails, glues and finishes well, accepting most any finish satisfactorily. Ideal for exterior construction where wood is in contact with ground.
Source: National Hardwood Lumber Association
4/4 Select grade, kiln dried. 1″ X 8″ X 12′. Email for quantity discounts.