Georgia-Pacific southern pine dimension lumber is the workhorse of the industry. It is an affordable, strong, durable softwood that is excellent for pressure treating, light frame construction, general utility framing, studs, bracing, blocking, pallets, crating, rafters and floor and roof trusses.
Georgia-Pacific Southern Pine lumber is available in a variety of grades to meet your needs, and we have Southern Pine sawmills stretching from North Carolina to Texas - so you can count on reliable and dependable sourcing.
For information about full truckload or full rail car load quantities, please call (800) 652-4777.
Important updated notice -
Please read: On July 28, 2010, the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) notified the industry that it was reviewing a report that testing on certain pieces of lumber fell below the expected design values assigned to the applicable visual grade determined under the In-Grade Testing Program, as published in the National Design Specification for Wood Construction.
In response to this report, SPIB reviewed its testing data during the past 17 years. Although SPIB did not find a decrease in the MOE (modulus of elasticity) in its review sufficient to trigger the next phase under the SPIB Resource Monitoring Program, it did find that further study of the matter would be prudent. As such, in November 2010, SPIB submitted a proposal to the American Lumber Standards Committee Board of Review (ALSC BOR) outlining the sampling, testing and analysis it intended to perform as part of its study.
On September 15, 2011, following this testing, the SPIB requested that the ALSC BOR approve a Supplement to the 2002 Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber. Please click here for a copy of this request. On October 19, 2011, the ALSC BOR deferred decision on this request for sixty days. Please click here for a copy of this deferral notice.
The ALSC BOR convened a second hearing on January 5, 2012. All interested parties were afforded an opportunity to provide comments at the hearing. The ALSC BOR issued its initial ruling on January 11, 2012, and a supplemental ruling on January 12, 2012.
In summary, the ALSC BOR approved SPIB's proposed design values changes for No. 2 and lower grades (i.e., No. 3, Stud, Construction, Standard and Utility) of 2x4 lumber with a recommended effective date of June 1, 2012. These design value changes will be applied to No. 2 and lower grades, 2" to 4" thick, 2" to 4" wide. The ALSC BOR did not approve SPIB's design value recommendations for 2x4 grades higher than No. 2, or for dimensions other than 2x4. The ALSC BOR noted that design values for these sizes and grades may not be determined by extrapolation from the No. 2 2x4 data, but will require independent testing. (Applicable resource documents are listed below.)
Although the ALSC BOR's ruling provides for future rather than immediate implementation of new design values for 2x4 lumber and the other widths requiring further testing, "it cautions all interested parties to take note of all available information in making design decisions in the interim." The ALSC BOR further advises, "All design professionals are advised in the strongest terms by the Board to evaluate this information in formulating their designs in the interim period."
Please click here to be directed to SPIB's website for additional information.
Georgia-Pacific sawmills are freight logical to multiple ocean going ports, allowing us to ship our products all over the world to meet our customers demands.
Common applications for Southern Yellow Pine include concrete forming and bracing, framing and truss manufacturing for single and multi- family homes, pressure treated wood for exposed walkways, gazebos and decks, as well as manufactured products such as deck components, exterior steps and decorative additions.
Our Southern Pine is kiln-dried for stability and to help minimize warping and shrinkage associated with green lumber.
Southern pine has a cellular structure that allows for deep, uniform penetration of preservatives, and can be used for outdoor projects such as decks and gazebos. Nearly 85% of all pressure treated wood produced in the United States is Southern Pine.*
*Source: Southern Forest Products Association
2x4 to 2x8, in 6' to 20' lengths4x4, in 6' to 16' lengths.
LEED® Certification: Georgia-Pacific products can help
Georgia-Pacific is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Our products may contribute to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification points in several categories for new construction, including:
Find out more about how our products relate to LEED certification points.