Radiata Pine is the most popular timber in New Zealand, and the most commonly planted pine in the world, as it grows quickly, and is easily managed. It has a smooth, clean surface, and is commonly used for not only framing, but also finishing.
Wide variety of uses
Holds screws and nails well
Takes paint, stain and glue well
Not naturally durable (but is easily treated)
Can be used in a wide variety of moulding and timber profiles.
Widely used in construction when treated
Used for furniture, mouldings, trim and panelling when untreated.
Woodchips are made into hardboard, softboard, particle board and MDF panels, newsprint and high grade packaging papers.