Honduras pitch pine
The legacy of Honduras Pitch Pine lumber endures in some of the most famous homes and landmarks of the world. It’s durability and versatility have practically made it a legend. Our supreme grades of Honduras Pitch Pine offer high quality, endurance and subtle beauty. Honduras Pitch Pine possesses many of the characteristics of oak and other hardwoods, yet offers a far greater value with natural resistance to termites and decay. While pitch pine, pinos de Honduras, excels as pine flooring , it is known world-wide for applications in furniture, molding, cabinets, flooring, millwork, doors, and windows.
We are a Pitch Pine lumber distributor and wholesaler, serving as a resource for suppliers around the globe. For almost 25 years, Wood Products International has been leading the way in modern, eco friendly lumber and farming techniques, marrying contemporary, responsible wood products to traditional designs and styles. Call or email us so we can fill your customer requests.
Advantages of Wood - A Renewable Resource
DURABLE AND LONG LASTING
Wood products last for generations and wood is completely biodegradable at the end of its useful life. In fact, the floors of George Washington’s home were made with pitch pine wood, and are still walked on today and admired for their beauty. Some homes in Europe constructed using wood are still in use, even after more than 800 years. With good design and correct construction, structural wood needs no chemicals or treatments to achieve a long life. Wood is resistant to heat, frost, corrosion and pollution. A long life cycle is, perhaps, the best method of conservation because not only are resources conserved, but the energy actually used to create new products is also conserved.
Because forests are sustainable resources, they are constantly reproducing. Wood is available in abundance in many varieties all over the world. Our Honduras Pitch Pine is one of the most ecologically-friendly woods being harvested today, and ethical forest management practices will continue to allow us to enjoy the advantages of wood. With good design and correct construction, structural wood needs no chemicals or treatments to achieve a long life. Wood is resistant to heat, frost, corrosion and pollution. A long life cycle is, perhaps, the best method of conservation because not only are resources conserved, but the energy actually used to create new products is also conserved.
Along with durability, wood products are energy efficient. It takes significantly less energy to harvest and mill wood products than to process other materials such as steel, aluminum, concrete or plastic. Wood is a natural insulator and is proven to be much more efficient than manmade materials for a variety of insulation purposes. For example, an external wall constructed using timber that is half as thick as a concrete or brick wall can provide double the insulation value. Also, due to its thermal properties wood helps maintain an optimum humidity balance, helps a room to warm more quickly, and naturally keeps condensation to a minimum. Considering the growing importance of energy efficient building, wood should continue play an important role.
Unlike most floor coverings, wood floors come from a natural resource that is sustainable. Wood is an abundant, natural, sustainable resource. The same forests that provided this renewable resource for us for centuries are still producing wood today which is a testament to the renewability of wood. With strong ecological forest management practices these forests will continue to provide materials for years to come.
Why Choose Honduras Pitch Pine?
STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
RUSTIC TO CONTEMPORARY STYLES
FAQ's on Honduras Pitch Pine
Honduras Pitch Pine is easy to work with and can be used for many purposes. It is a high-performance material, low in weight, yet high in density with excellent load-bearing and thermal properties which makes it great for light and heavy construction. Honduras Pitch Pine is used for carpentry, flooring, home and boat building, and furniture. It is also well suited for joinery, utility poles, railroad crossties, plywood and pulp and paper products.
Honduras pitch pine comes in 8’ and longer, up to 20’ (even/odd increments). Longer lengths are available.
You can order Honduras Pitch Pine at any of the following measurements:
1 x 4, 1 x 6, 1 x 8, 1 x 10, 1 x 12
5/4 x 4, 5/4 x 6, 5/4 x 8, 5/4 x 10, 5/4 x 12
6/4 x 6, 6/4 x 8, 6/4 x 10, 6/4 x 12
7/4 x 6, 7/4 x 8, 7/4 x 10, 7/4 x 12
8/4 x 6, 8/4 x 8, 8/4 x 10, 8/4 x 12
10/4 x 6, 10/4 x 8, 10/4 x 10, 10/4 x 12
12/4 x 6, 12/4 x 8, 12/4 x 10, 12/4 x 12
16/4 x 4, 16/4 x 6, 16/4 x 8, 16/4 x 10, 16/4 x 12
Timbers 6 x 6 up to 12 x 12
Yes. It works well with a number of finishes: lacquer, oil, paste, stain or color.
Honduras Pitch Pine ranks 980 pounds for green material and 1,240 pounds at 12% moisture content. Forest Products Laboratory’s toughness average for green and dry material is 251 inches per pound (5/8 specimen).
Honduras Pitch Pine comes in these grades
4 faces clear
3 faces clear
85% heart grade
50 % heart grade
We understand the importance of timely service. We manage a large inventory of frequently ordered sizes which are available for immediate delivery. Custom orders can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks and possible additional time during the rainy season.
We package our lumber in bundles with 3-5 metal bands and normally ship in standard 40’ containers.
We provide product transportation from our warehouse in Honduras and offer the product, CIF packed into a container in Puerto Cortes, Honduras. In order to obtain the lowest shipping costs, we use many shipping carriers and maintain ocean freight contracts with a number of carriers.
Yes. All our wood is non-endangered, and comes from sustainable forests, harvested through modern forestry techniques that have a minimum of environmental impact. Through our policies and connections with environmental agencies and associations, we seek to continue our commitment to forest sustainability while satisfying our customer service expectations at the lowest cost possible and with the least amount of environmental impact.