Quebec Yellow Pine from Canada is also known as Eastern White Pine when imported from Northern states of the USA. The main grade stocked is #2 cmn & better, which permits small diameter knots. Some UK businesses use #3 & #4 common with large knots. It is also possible to import 'D Selects' or 'C Selects' which are 'clear' grades but with high price premiums, and may involve longer lead-times.
One of the recognised advantages of this species over other pines is its stability. It is a soft-textured timber making it easy to work, but surfaces may be damaged if not sealed appropriately.
Kiln dried boards of 1", 1¼", 1½" and 2" thick are mainly 4", 6", 8", 10" & 12" wide; also 4" x 4" imported. Edge-glued panels (with lams of 140mm wide) are manufactured in 12.5mm & 20mm thick. Mainly 700mm wide and 3m long.