Loblolly Pine for timberframing? Search for: Searching This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Brice Cochran 3 weeks, 1 day ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts June 1, 2019 at 3:52 pm #20710 Bob-bornemanParticipant I have an ample supply of yellow pine, loblolly pine specifically. Id like to use it to build a pavilion with plans from timberframe hq. I have seen white pine, doug fir and other softwoods mentioned but never yellow pine. Is there a problwm qith using yellow pine? I have a sawmill as well and would like to cut these pine logs myself. June 3, 2019 at 3:19 pm #20738 Brice CochranKeymaster Loblolly will work for your project but there are a couple of things you should know. First I have some in both of my personal projects, primarily because they were on my property and were milled onsite. It is a tough wood that will shrink and twist a bit more than some. Avoid the knots and squirrelly grain where your joinery is. If you have the chance cut it over and resaw it after a couple of months or as you cut the joinery. June 3, 2019 at 4:33 pm #20739 Bob-bornemanParticipant Thanks Brice. I think I already know the answer to this but, have you ever tried working with Sweetgum? This too is in abundant supply, I hear it shrinks and twists very badly. June 3, 2019 at 4:52 pm #20740 Brice CochranKeymaster No, have not tried that one yet. I will check with an engineer friend about it. Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.