I was building a rustic table of Dade County Pine (Pinus elliotti var. densa) for a wedding gift and thought maybe everyone would like to take a look at it.
It certainly very different looking than Southern yellow pine or for that matter, any other pine spieces. Dade County pine is a very dense, slow growing spieces originally found in South Florida and the Keys. Very little still standing. The pieces I am using were originally dock boards that were first put to use over 70 years ago. Even then the wood was from trees that were over 150 years old. So I would say that they have stood the test of time. Originally 2x8's (full size), I have planned them down to 3/4" x 6.Color ranges from red brown to brown to yellow. Still heavy and beautiful. Enjoy