Pinus elliottii Engelm.
Pinheiro – Slash pine
General Characteristics: heartwood and sapwood indistinct in color, yellowish white; medium luster; distinct pleasant odor and taste; low density; straight grain; fine texture.
Density: apparant density wood, with density at 15% moisture content of 480 kg/m3 and green density of 400 kg/m3.
Drying: easy to dry, dries fast with good results, very few defects.
Workability: easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Good properties and results in operations as sawing, planing, peeling, sanding, turning, boring and gluing. Finishes with good resluts.
Durability: in laboratory tests pinus elliottii showed low resistance to all types of fungi (molds, stains and decay), as well as to termites and borers.
Uses: Light load-bearing components, laths, wall panelling, ceilings, utility furniture, concealed parts of furniture, veneers and plywood, turning, broomsticks, toys and sports goods, packaging.