New Zealand Radiata Pine

Radiata Pine has heartwood that varies from light-brown to yellow, and is often not very different from the sapwood, which is white to pale-yellow.

General Details

Imported from New Zealand, Radiata Pine is a very versatile timber, suitable for various structural and decorative applications. New Zealand-grown Pinus radiata is a “super softwood” of the 21st century – one of the most attractive and versatile industrial wood species available in global markets. It performs consistently well across a wider range of commercial applications when compared with almost any other species.

Radiata Pine has heartwood that varies from light-brown to yellow, and is often not very different from the sapwood, which is white to pale-yellow. It has a fine texture, though uneven, and contains knots often. The timber is fairly soft and less dense. The annual growth rings in this timber are relatively wide.

The grain usually falls in a straight pattern, though it might twist in central core of 100mm, with a change in the moisture content of the timber.

Uses

Treated Radiata Pine is suitable for the following applications:

  • Constructional and Structural uses
  • Packaging
  • Plywood
  • Decking
  • Fencing
  • Exterior cladding
  • Window sashes
  • Pergolas
  • Landscaping
  • Shingles
  • Barge boards
  • Exterior trim

Interior uses for untreated timber include:

  • Furniture
  • Mouldings
  • Trim
  • Panelling

The presence of wax in this timber, gives it a potential for water-repellent uses, as well.