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Ponderosa pine, Western yellow pine, California white pine
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: .51
DENSITY: 32 lbs./cu.ft.
TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT: 6.2%
RADIAL MOVEMENT: 3.9%
VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE: 9.7%
DURABILITY1: Moderate to poor
SOURCE: California, Oregon, Washington and other Western states
Ponderosa pine is moderately soft, with good dimensional stability. It is easily worked considering it is a yellow pine. The sapwood is nearly white to creamy yellow in color, often with a reddish or tan cast to the heartwood.