Antique Long Leaf Blue Sap

Grain: A mix of select (arching grain) and vertical (pinstriped grain) to blend and show the wood well
Knots: Few knots of varying size as it is the outer boards of the sustainably harvested plantation logs.
Color: Lighter color due to the sapwood portion of the log
Heart: 30-40% heart face
Hardness: 1225 on the Janka scale; comparable to red oak (1290) & 29% more stable

This magnificent antique wood has enchanting bluish-grey streaks. The bluing varies quite a bit as you can see in the photo of the door versus the wainscot paneling photos. It can be helpful to lay out a section of flooring or paneling before you or your contractor start installing to be sure you get the look you want.

The plantations where longleaf pine is grown try to control the undergrowth so that the longleaf pine can grow faster. The foresters do this by performing controlled burns. Controlled burning, also known as prescribed burning, involves setting planned fires to maintain the health of a forest. The bluing occurs when old-growth longleaf heart pine is blown over in a hurricane or is damaged by an out-of-control “controlled burn”. ADD: “and sits on the ground too long”?

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