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

There are several reasons wood has been the top choice for building and manufacturing for thousands of years. Its renewability, durability, energy-efficiency and availability cannot be matched by any other product. Wood is suited for floors, ceilings, windows, furniture, joists, frames and more. It is a high-performance material, low in weight, yet high in density with excellent load-bearing and thermal properties. Also, both environmentally-conscious and value-minded individuals can choose wood products with confidence. Untreated wood is 100% biodegradable and recent programs in the United States and abroad make it easier for consumers to be informed about wood derived from certified sustainable forests. Wood is cost effective, environmentally responsible, and naturally beautiful. Wood floors help contribute to a healthy living environment. Hard surface flooring such as hardwood floors does not harbor dust mites or molds. That creates better air quality for everyone. The hard surface of wood floors also helps avoid artificial substances such as pesticides that can accumulate on some floor coverings. A recent EPA study found that pesticides used in gardens and homes accumulate on floors and other surfaces in the home, but that wood floors can reduce the accumulation of such harmful chemicals.

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.

AVAILABILITY

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.

ENERGY-EFFICIENT

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.

RENEWABLE

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?

COST

  • Offers substantial savings over more expensive woods and varieties that are becoming increasingly scarce. Get the same look for much less cost
  • Milled to exact tolerances for fast and easy use. Less waste overall and the job is finished sooner
  • Cuts heating costs. Contributes to the efficiency of your heating system because wood is an excellent retainer of heat

STRENGTH AND DURABILITY

  • Boasts the strength and durability of Red Oak because of its heavy heart concentration and tight grain structure
  • Stands the test of time and is generally four times stronger than any hardwood its age
  • 29 percent more stable than Oak according to the NWFA
  • Resists wood rot, termites, and other insect attack
  • Wears well. Provides long term savings because it never wears out unlike carpet or laminates

VERSATILITY

  • Uses are endless including general light and heavy construction, carpentry, flooring, joinery, poles, boat building, vats, ceilings, wainscoting, moulding and trimwork, cabinets, paneling and stair parts
  • Stains well with a number of finishes. Lacquer, oil, paste, stain or color can emphasize the wood’s natural texture and character
  • Works easily with hand or machine tools. Takes nails and screws well

VALUE

  • Lower initial investment for project materials. Compared to other materials like steel, concrete and synthetics, natural wood offers the value of strength and durability with a lower overall cost
  • Considered a smart investment. Wood flooring increases the value of any home, office or surrounding
  • Provides long term savings because it never wears out unlike carpet or laminates
  • Wood flooring is easy to maintain

BEAUTY

  • Natural wood offers a beauty than can’t be replicated. No two pieces are alike
  • Accents and defines any space, whether it’s residential or commercial, modern or rustic
  • Improves with time. Colors ranging from yellows to vibrant reds and coppers deepen and intensify with age

RUSTIC TO CONTEMPORARY STYLES

  • Chosen as the primary wood for restoring historic homes and national landmarks of America and Europe in addition to building offices, stores, restaurants, and museums
  • Defines any surrounding whether reclaiming the past with that antique look or remembering the present with the modern styles of today

RENEWABLE

  • Renews itself and also can be reused, unlike many other materials
  • Harvested from sustainable growth forests which results in minimal environmental impact
  • All of our wood is collected from non-endangered species
  • Year-round availability unlike other woods which can be limited in supply

FAQ's on Honduras Pitch Pine

Honduras Pitch Pine, sometimes known as Caribbean Pine or Ocote in South American countries, is stronger and denser than other pine woods such as Southern Yellow Pine, radiata pine, slash pine and others. It is yellow in color, but also features shades of red or copper depending on the amount of resin in the wood. Our Honduras Pitch Pine comes from our own facility in Honduras where it is harvested, milled, packaged and shipped throughout the world.

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 has a high sap content which makes it very hard for a pine. In fact it is 29% more stable than Oak according to the NWFA. Its availability and stability are what make it a perfect wood for flooring.

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

Because of its heavy heart concentration and tight grain structure, Honduras Pitch Pine boasts the strength and durability of Red Oak and is generally four times stronger than any hardwood its age. Honduras Pitch Pine stands the test of time, lasting in many cases for centuries, as can be witnessed in the homes of some of America’s founding fathers. Along with durability, Honduras Pitch Pine resists wood rot, termites and other insect attacks.

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
Merchantable
Rustic
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.

We are committed to sustainable forest management and promote efforts to achieve progress towards environmentally sound permanent forest management worldwide. Our products come exclusively from non-endangered species, harvested through modern forestry techniques that have a minimum of environmental impact. We seek to continue our commitment to forest sustainability through our policies and connections with environmental agencies and associations, including the International Wood Products Association (IWPA). As stewards of the environment, we believe all timber companies have a responsibility to base commercial activities on properly managed forests.
The Food and Agriculture Organization defines sustainable forest management as the stewardship and use of forests and forest lands in a way, and at a rate, that maintains their biodiversity, productivity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfill, now and in the future, relevant ecological, economic and social functions, at local, national, and global levels, and that does not cause damage to other ecosystems.

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.

Project Showcase

Pitch Pine for Residential Use.

Pitch pine for use in residential construction has many applications: flooring, carpentry, furniture, staircase, mantels, wall paneling, beams, molding, lattice, log cabin siding, plant stakes and fencing. The photo gallery above are just a sampling of the applications for Honduras Pitch Pine. From custom projects to commercial applications, the versatility of Honduras Pitch Pine is uniquely suited to meet and exceed the performance and environmental demands of any modern building material. As one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly materials available, you will find that Honduras Pitch Pine fits your needs perfectly for any “green” projects you may have. Wood Products International is your resource for Honduras Pitch Pine lumber, selling to worldwide wholesalers and distributors.

Pitch Pine for Commercial Use

Commercial construction with Honduras Pitch Pine offers a unique product to meet and exceed the performance and environmental demands of any modern building material. Honduras Pitch Pine lumber is sustainably harvested, environmentally friendly, and insect resistant. Wood Products International is your resource for Honduras Pitch Pine lumber, selling to worldwide wholesalers and distributors.

Pitch Pine for Lawn and Garden Use

Pitch pine can be used to construct planters, fencing, plant stakes, flower bed borders, and much more. Honduras Pitch Pine can meet the performance criteria for the manufactured products you produce. Offering an insect resistant product for gardening use is critical for your end user. Wood Products International is your resource for Honduras Pitch Pine lumber, selling to worldwide wholesalers and distributors.

Custom lumber projects with Honduras pitch pine

From custom projects to commercial applications, the versatility of Honduras Pitch Pine is uniquely suited to meet and exceed the performance and environmental demands of any modern building material. As one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly materials available, you will find that Honduras Pitch Pine fits your needs perfectly for any “green” projects you may have.

Flooring, carpentry, furniture, staircase, mantels, wall paneling, beamwork, moulding, lattice, log cabin siding, plant stakes and fencing are just a few of the uses for Honduras Pitch Pine. The photos above are just a sampling of the applications for Honduras Pitch Pine. Contact us today to find out how Honduras Pitch Pine can make your next project memorable.

Wood Products International is your resource for Honduras Pitch Pine lumber, selling to worldwide wholesalers and distributors

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