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5th Jul 2019, 11:17 AM
Someone offered to sell me what he called "Brown Pine." I've never heard of it and I couldn't find anything on the net either.
Has anyone heard of brown pine before?

5th Jul 2019, 11:34 AM
Its not a true Pine (Pinus) but a Podocarp (another native softwood). A Soft lightweight brown wood with inconspicuous features eg growth ring ... details below

Podocarpus elatus (brown pine) description (https://www.conifers.org/po/Podocarpus_elatus.php)

"The wood has a straight grain with inconspicuous growth rings, and is used for fine work including furniture, kitchen utensils, musical instruments (piano keys and violin bellies) and wood turning"


5th Jul 2019, 04:34 PM
Thanks Euge