Longleaf Pine from the Southeast U.S. was shipped North in large volume after the Civil War, becoming the backbone of the industrial revolution, through the thousands of mills, warehouses and factories it framed during the era – and its from those same buildings where it’s recovered today. Uncommon in its hardness, the wood is most commonly milled into flooring, though has been versatile for a broad range of applications from cabinets and doors to stair treads and tables.
Lengths3 - 14'
Color and Surface
Longleaf Pine (Select grade) is characterized by rich amber tones and a striking uneven and dense grain, containing up to twenty-five growth rings per inch. Our old growth longleaf contains over 95% heartwood content, with the occasional knot, stress crack, nail hole and resin pocket.
Nature and Culture
Longleaf was overlooked in the North until the late 1800’s, when the end of the Civil war, the Industrial Revolution, massive immigration and depletion of Northern forests lead to large scale logging in the South. Longleaf, a tree uniquely adapted to lightning fires, dominated the landscape – among one of the most diverse eco-systems in the U.S. – teeming with plants and wildlife, including the pileated wood-pecker and the lumbering gopher tortoise.