Hennessy Timber Agents
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Why Honduras Pitch Pine?

Hennessy Timber Agents have been associated with Wood Products International Inc, and have sold into the Irish market for many years now. Wood Products International who are based in Savannah, Georgia, have sawmills in Honduras and are very reliable when it comes to producing Quality Pitch Pine. We would be happy to quote you for container loads of Dimensional Rough Cut Timber 4/4 through 16/4, Flooring, Panelling, or a mixture of these. Large Timber Beams, 6” x 6” up to 12” x 12” and up to 20ft in length can also be quoted.


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Product Specs.

Scientific Name: Pinus caribaea
Family: Pinaceae
Distribution: Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Bahama Islands, and Cuba; widely introduced as a plantation species throughout the world (Australia, South Africa, Surinam, and elsewhere).
The Tree: Grows to a height of 100 feet and with trunk diameter of 30 to 40 inches, occassionally larger.
General Distribution: Heartwood generally golden brown to red brown and distinct from the lighter sapwood. Texture somewhat coarse; grain is typically straight; luster medium; strong resinous odor; growth zones generally clearly defined but ofetn lacking in juvenille wood. Composition wood often present, at least in plantation-grown wood.
Weight: Basic specific gravity (ovendry weight/green volume) varies considerably and may range from 0.34 to 0.68; air-dry density 26 to 51 pef.

Moisture Content (%)
Bending Strength (Psi)
Modulus of Elasticity
(1,000 Psi)
Maximum Crushing
1x4, 1x6, 1x8, 1x10, 1x12
Green (4) 12%
5/4 x 4, 5/4x6, 5/4 x 8, 5/4x10, 5/4x12
6/4x6, 6/4x8, 6/4x10, 6/4x12
Green (1) 12%
7/4x6, 7/4x8, 7/4x10, 7/4x12
8/4x6, 8/4x8, 8/4x10,8/4x12
12% (2)
10/4x6, 10/4x8, 10/4x10, 10/4x12
12/4x6, 12/4x8, 12/4x10, 12/4x12
16/4x4, 16/4x6, 16/4x8, 16/4x10, 16/4x12
Timbers 6x6 up to 12 x 12

Lengths: 8' and longer, up to 20' (even/odd increments) Longer lengths available.
Grades: 4 Faces Clear, 3 Faces Clear, Rustic, 85%, Heart Grade, 50% Heart Grade, Merchantable
Mechanical Properties: (First two sets of data based on the 2 inch standard; third set on the 1 inch standard.)
Janka Hardness: 980 pounds for green material and 1,240 pounds at 12% moisture content. Forest Products Laboratory toughness average for green and dry material is 251 inches per pound (5/8 specimen).
Working Properties: The timber is easy to work with either hand or machine tools. Takes nails and screws well and glues satisfactorily.
Durability: Durability and resistance to insect attack varies with resin content, heartwood generally rated moderately durable. Sapwood prone to blue stain.
Uses: General light and heavy construction, carpentry, flooring, joinery, utility poles and railroad crossties (treated), boat building, vats, utility, plywood, pulp and paper products.

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