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PINE, EASTERN WHITE

Pinus strobus

Pinus strobus. of the family Pinaceae, the pine family. Eastern white pine is often sold/listed as just "white pine" so it's likely that some of the woods shown on the white pine page are Eastern white, but I have so many samples of Pinus strobus that I decided to break it out into its own page so as to make the white pine page less cluttered.


A NOTE ABOUT PINES IN THE USA



NOTE: all white pines OTHER than Pinus strobus have their own page on this site
but a lot of Eastern white pine is listed/sold as just "white pine" so there
is likely some Eastern white pine on the white pine page as well


my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


sample plank and end grain of Eastern white pine / Pinus strobus


end grain and END GRAIN UPDATE of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Eastern white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Eastern white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Eastern white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Eastern white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Uh ... I see I managed to get the labeled side upside down, but I've already sent the sample back to David, so upside down it stays.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Eastern white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


first face and the end grain of a sample of white pine / Pinus strobus. This part of a collection which is discussed here: COLLECTION A


the second face, before and after sanding, showing how the patina from aging is only surface deep.


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above.


NOT A RAW WOOD COLOR --- both faces of this sample have a light coat of clear paste wax (although I don't think it made much difference on this piece)
both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn blistered white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This piece was in a batch that was sent to me for identification and after I identified it as simply pine, my friend Mark Peet identified it as white pine / Pinus strobus and was interested in it because of the tiny blister figure. So I gave the piece to Mark who cut off this sample and loaned it back to me to photograph for the site. The blister is pretty easy to see in the enlargements.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


both sides of a sample plank of dimpled Eastern white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The dimpling is VERY hard to see in the pics but it is very easy to see when holding the wood at an angle. It consist of numerous small "bumps" that LOOK like they stand off from the wood, but don't really, being as they are just artifacts of the grain pattern. This is an absolute classic case of indented grain, as can be seen in the end grain closeup below. As can be seen in the end grain update, just a slight amount of further sanding caused the indented grain area to almost disappear, which shows why the affect on this piece is dimpling instead of the bear claw figure that results when the indented grain runs further along in the wood.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above, showing that just a small amount of sanding of the end grain closeup caused the grain indentations to almost disappear.


both sides of a sample plank of white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The indentations. This piece is from the same plank as one that I have on the misc. pine page that I describe as "owl eye" (instead of Mark's designation of "bird's eye") because of the double-speck figure. As I note with that piece, it' pretty common to see pine with lots of little "eyes" but this is the first time I've seen it with the double eyes that this piece is full of.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above



The following 4 samples are all from a couple of tree branches given to me by Mark Peet.
the significant color variation from orange to light tan is correctly represented
(the last of the 4 samples shows both colors clearly on the same piece)



both sides of a sample plank of flat cut white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of flat cut white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of white pine / Pinus strobus --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. I specifically cut this piece so that one face is quartersawn and the other is flat cut. you can see this clearly in the end grain pic below.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above



The Wood Book pics


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) also listed as weymouth pine, from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for each of the 3 views

web pics:




Eastern white pine slabs all from the same vendor


planks listed as Weymouth pine / Pinus strobus