FPD offers radiata pine from Chile in three grades including COL A, COL B (Mill Run), and Industrial. Many different thicknesses, widths, and lengths are available. Typical sizes include 19/22/25/38/45/50mm x 95mm and wider x 3.2/4.0m.
Some grades of Industrial are better than above – will describe when they are.
Lower grades are available – called downfall or special grades with description.
Higher grades are available – C4 (clear 4 faces), C3, Mldg &Better best or worst face, etc.
Lumber is MC 12% unless otherwise specified.
Radiata Pine Uses
One of the most widely imported species in the world, Radiata Pine is well suited for a variety of applications. This species has a variety of uses including construction lumber, posts, beams, fencing, concrete formers, veneer, plywood, paper, boxes, and crates. FPD sources our radiata pine lumber from Chile. This species has a light brown heartwood and paler yellowish white sapwood. Radiata Pine works well with both hand and machine tools and it glues and finishes well.
Workability Properties Machining: Very Good Nailing: Excellent Screwing: Excellent Gluing: Excellent Finishing: Excellent
*Possible ratings include: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor