42 x 19
70 x 19
90 x 19
140 x 19
190 x 19
240 x 19
290 x 19
140 x 35
190 x 35
240 x 35
45 x 45
70 X 70
90 x 90
Botanical Name: Pinus radiata Preferred Common Name: Pine, Radiata Other Names: Monterey Pine, Insignis Pine Species Type: Softwood
Radiata pine's sapwood is white to pale yellow, but often indistinguishable from the heartwood, which is light brown to yellow. The grain is usually straight, apart from a central core of 100mm, which can twist if the moisture content of the timber changes. The texture of radiata pine is fine, but uneven, and knots are common. The timber is fairly soft and has a low density, often with very wide annual growth rings.
Radiata pine plantations are set to become the main source of timber in Australia. Radiata pine can be used in a wide range of applications, including as a domestic and commercial structural timber, flooring, lining, furniture, panels (such as veneer, plywood, particleboard, fibreboard),
corestock, brushware, turnery, toys, poles, posts, sleepers, mining timbers (treated), landscaping, pulp and paper.
Radiata pine is easy to work except for the knots, and it nails satisfactorily. Apart from the core, it is easy to dry, and because it dries quickly, it is usually kiln dried directly from being green. During the warmer
monthsit is very susceptible to bluestain. There can be problems with timber that is high in resin content: it can be hard to glue, and knots, resin streaks and latewood can emit enough resin to marexterior coatings. Timber that is high in resin should be used for structural purposes only. It is not suitable for steam bending as it is hard to obtain a smooth curve. It readily accepts preservatives, which provide protection to Hazard level 6 (the highest level).
Radiata pine can be prone to surface checking when exposed uncoated to the weather or when coated only with stain-type finishes, which are less protective against moisture penetration.
ORIGIN OF TIMBER
VIC, SA, NZ, Africa, North America
ORIGIN OF TIMBER - OTHER
USA (California), Mexico, Extensive in NZ, Australia, Chile, South Africa, Spain
NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, QLD, WA, NZ
AVAILABILITY - FURTHER INFORMATION
Because of the large areas being planted with this species in Australia and NZ, radiata pine is destined to be the major general purpose timber in Australia.
SOURCE OF TIMBER