Best Use and Practices

Southern Pine Lumber

Best Use and Practices

Use these guidelines to help specify the most economical and efficient use of Southern Pine lumber products and minimize misunderstandings between specifier and supplier.


Product availability and pricing varies by market area, so it is important to become familiar with the products available in your location so you can easily obtain the proper materials to meet your needs.

Lumber Storage

Storing Southern Pine lumber properly may sound easy, but it’s more than just placing a tarp over a pile of wood. Proper receiving, unloading, storage, handling, installation, and bracing after delivery helps maintain material quality during construction and service life.

Managing Mold and Moisture

Mold is a simple microscopic organism present virtually everywhere. The good news is, discoloration aside, mold generally has little effect on the structural integrity of framing lumber.