We use Southern Yellow Pine. Here's why:
Sustainability. Green Living. They're not just buzzwords any more.
Fortunately, trees can be one of the ways to remove excess carbon dioxide from the air
and help prevent extreme climate change, making lumber a vital tool
for capturing and storing excess emissions.
Southern Yellow Pine is harvested from forests throughout a number of Southern and Southern-coastal states, and you can bet those folks know how to run a sustainable operation. Each forest represents a considerable amount of carbon stored away inside its golden trunks.
In a natural forest, old-growth trees eventually wither and rot, releasing most of their captured carbon before disappearing into the soil. In a properly managed forest, trees are instead harvested at the peak of their vitality,
ensuring more carbon stays within the wood when it’s shipped off to be used for construction or paper-pulp applications.
Meanwhile, new seedlings are planted which will grow to capture their own store of carbon and repeat the process into the future.
Southern Pine offers a distinct grain pattern and an appealing golden color.
Because of this natural beauty, exposed Southern Pine provides architectural appeal.
Southern Pine is the strongest softwood structural
lumber species, as published in the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction.
Design values for Southern Pine are the highest of all commonly used wood species.
No other material can match wood's unique combination of benefits, including strength, affordability, ease of use and environmental superiority.
The U.S. has some of the best tree-growing land in the world.
We buy ours from a local lumber yard. Made in Texas!
Southern Yellow Pine is:
Pine is a rapid growth species and renews quicker
Unlike other wood species, such as cedar and cypress, southern pine is a truly renewable resource.
No old growth forests are endangered.
The natural beauty of the Southern Yellow Pine is enhanced by its minor cosmetic flaws.
Each knot, irregular wood grain or other appearance imperfection gives the wood character and depth.