Antique Heart Pine is actually long leaf yellow Pine. It comes from the Georgia area. It is a really hard, dense, sappy wood. It contains a lot of resin. It naturally has an orange color. Heart Pine is more widely used than pumpkin Pine. You can get new southern yellow Pine but it will not have the tighter growth rings like the heart pine nor will it contain the color, nail and worm holes or age cracks that Antique wood contains.
Heart Pine was originally used in old factories because it is a strong wood. Many times Heart Pine is reclaimed from the bottom of rivers for many that sunk. We reclaim Heart Pine from these old factories.
Although Heart Pine is not as rare as Antique Chestnut & Oak it still has a beauty all it’s own. We have been getting alot of calls for antique heart pine from the Hampton, NY area these days. Does it go well with the ocean?