Every piece meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This lumber is for a wide range of uses from framing of houses to basic interior finishing applications. Boards can also be used for carpentry, hobbies, furniture, shelving and general finish work. The wood has straight grain and has uniform texture. It has low shrinkage and is worked very easily by hand and machine tools. The product is easy to glue and has good nailing and screw holding properties. The paint retention properties are good and it is fairly easily treated with preservatives.
I use the common pine boards from HD all the time as project lumber. These are very inexpensive by the board foot for what you get, and they are a reasonable quality material if you are selective in the boards you pick out. The 1x12s are the widest you can get, so it’s really important to sight the board in the store to make sure the ones you are buying are straight. Look down the length of the board to make sure it’s not bowed in the center and that it’s straight down the edges. Avoid the really knotty ones unless the knots are what you are looking for from an appearance perspective.
These boards take stain really well and can be cut to reasonably exact dimensions. I tend to use a 60 tooth finishing saw blade on these to get the best cut. I also have found that the faster the blade spins, the better the cut I get. Dado blades work well on these too. I’ve cut up to 1 inch dados in a single pass on these with no problems. I’ve also milled tongue and groove without any trouble. Ripping is a breeze, but on the longer rips, make sure you separate the kerf past the blade, or they will bind on you and can kick back.
On cross cuts, this lumber does tend to chip on the trailing edge of the cut. Use painters tape across this edge to minimize the chipping.
I recently built a drawer from this lumber with good success. Check out the images as you can see the range of cuts and stains I used this lumber for.
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Aug 26, 2014
Good shelving board
These boards have warpage and lots of knots. Great wood for garage or shed shelving.
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Jan 20, 2014
Good Shelving Material
Good Shelving Material. It really isn't meant to be outdoors. To use outdoors, it needs to be sealed or painted, or it won't last long. The best thing to do is upgrade to pressure treated wood for outdoors. White, simply means it is made of white pine, which is the kind of tree it came from. You can also get yellow pine, which is a little stronger and harder, but also more difficult to work with because it is a harder wood.
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Dec 24, 2013
For those who don't know.
This is a whitewood board. For those who are not familiar it comes from a group of trees that produce white wood. So no it is not painted white. This is a great wood to use for many DIY projects. I have used it for gardens; although doesn't last long in elements. For benches, chairs, swings, and even furniture. It is very versatile and easy to cut, nail, and screw; recommend pre-drilling holes for screws. Takes wood glue well when sanded and cleaned. Easy to paint, and takes stain very well. I recommend this highly for those little jobs or projects if you are looking for a cheap way to go. Not as good as other woods but for the buck if the wallet is tight this is it.
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Jul 16, 2013
if you want a board of whitewood pine, then this is it. what more could you want?
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May 13, 2013
So far so good
Used a few of these to make a raised garden bed. Easy to cut and drill holes for connecting screws. No splitting or warping. I'm an average DIY'er, so as far as I know these work great for small projects.
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Dec 16, 2012
Exactly what it claims to be.
It's whitewood (one word, not two), which is a category of trees that gives pale wood. I'm sure the vast majority of people know that doesn't mean the wood is painted white. The definition of whitewood may not be ideal, but blame the dictionary, don't give a bad review for it. The wood is standard common board-- straight, flat, not warped. It's not top of the line, but neither is the price.
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Dec 4, 2012
This product is called white wood, it isn't white.