Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
As an abundant North American wood with a fine texture and closed grain, Popnderosa pine gets used for numerous utility projects. The material works easily, although pitch content is hard on blades and cutters.
Ponderosa Pine grows in North America
Color RangeFrom light pale yellow to medium yellow, to deep orange
Other NamesPonderosa pine, Pine, Big pine, Bird's-eye pine, Knotty pine, Lodgepole pine, Oregon pine, Pitch pine, Pole pine, Prickly pine, Western yellow pine, Blackjack pine
Some Typical UsesNumerous uses for Ponderosa pine include boxes and crates, Building construction, Cabinetmaking, Carvings, Concrete formwork, Decks, Exterior trim & siding, Framing, Furniture , General carpentry, Interior trim, Millwork, Paneling, Turnery, Bedroom suites, Cabin construction, Chairs, Chests, Concealed parts (Furniture), Dining-room furniture, Dowels, Drawer sides, Fine furniture, Furniture parts, Joists, Light construction, Moldings, Office furniture, Packing cases, Rustic furniture, Structural work, Utility furniture
What's the Tree Like?The tree is reported to be rather large to very large. It grows to a height of 60 to 130 feet (18 to 39 m) and a diameter of 30 to 48 inches (80 to 120 cm).
2.5lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Ponderosa Pine:
Ease of Finishing