Southern pine lumber products provide great value in a wide variety of applications.

Properties

From framing a house or building a deck to adorning a ceiling, adding beautiful siding or creating a warm and inviting floor, southern pine is a dependable choice for most any project.

There are a variety of grades, which offer users a wide range of dependable strength and stiffness properties to meet the needs of any project.

Uses

Southern pine lumber features excellent fastener-holding ability, providing framing components with strong connections. Its inherent strength contributes to long, clear spans that reduce the need for intermediate columns and load-bearing walls. Using today’s design technology, creative roof and ceiling styles are possible using southern pine.

Using southern pine lumber for a raised wood floor foundation simplifies construction on sloping lots or in flood-prone areas, when compared with slab-on-grade construction. Enhanced curb appeal, energy efficiency and value are added benefits.

For wall framing, southern pine is available in wide widths for improved insulation. Southern pine walls withstand high wind and seismic design loads, too. Its strength supports the latest design trends for nine- and ten-foot walls.

Southern pine is often pressure treated for outdoor use in decks and other structures, like gazebos, docks and piers.

Appearance

With its distinctive grain pattern, southern pine complements any décor, adding character, elegance, warmth and beauty.

Sustainability

Southern pine forests are some of the most productive and sustainable timberlands in the world, capturing large amounts of carbon from the air and storing it in lumber used every day. Southern pine is grown and manufactured from East Texas through Virginia, further improving local economies, reducing transportation costs and minimizing impacts on the environment.

Southern pine is America’s first lumber, used since Colonial times. Prudent forest management practices have kept America supplied with this quality building material for generations.SFPA logoThe Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) is a nonprofit trade association representing Southern Pine lumber producers. SFPA is the leading source of information about Southern Pine products for design-build professionals and consumers. Get the latest information and resources on Southern Pine: