Monterey Pine

Scientific name: Pinus radiata D. Don

Other names: English: Pino insignis, Monterey pine, Radiata pine

Geographic origin: Originary from California, United States. Introduced in Europe, New Zeland, Australia, Brazil.


Sapwood: Yellowish white
Heartwood: yellowish grey to brownish grey
Fiber: Straight
Grain: medium size to rough
Characteristic defects: abundant lively Knots. Young wood to compression wood

Monterey Pine


Country and young style interor furniture
Interior carpentry. Laminated wood.
Hollow carpentry and interior paneling: preframes, frames, friezes
Containers and packings.
Polywood board
Laminate board

Capacity of being impregnated

Sapwood: Capable of being impregnated
Heartwood: From medium to low capacity of being impregnated


Sawing process: Easy and with no difficulties
Drying process: Easy and Fast. Low risk of deformation and crack formation.
Planing process: Easy
Gluing process: Easy
Nailing and screwing process: Easy. Pre-drilling is required
Finish: Easy

Physical properties

Apparent density at 12% humidity
500 kg/m3 semi-light wood
Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.44 % stable wood
- Relation between contractions 1.5% no tendency to deformity
Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 2.15 Semi-softwood

Monterey Pine

Mechanical properties

Resistance to static flexion 874 kg/cm2 &;8226; Elasticity module 90,000 kg/cm2
Resistance to compression 434 kg/cm2

Monterey Pine


Fast growth wood is less stable than other pine woods with slowlier growth.