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Why is yellow pine so difficult to find?

I have a hundred year old house and there are a couple rooms upstairs that have yellow pine instead of gumwood. I have been trying to find out where to buy the stuff. My local lumber store, which usually has everything, doesn't have this pine. I'm in Rochester NY, btw.
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I have more then I can shake a stick at course I'm in California. Being a soft wood and prone to go which ever way most out here use it for firewood

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Southern Yellow Pine?
I believe so. It has no knots, and looks to be mostly heartwood.

[http://www.google.com/imgres?q=south...t:429,r:5,s:31

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I have a hundred year old house and there are a couple rooms upstairs that have yellow pine instead of gumwood. I have been trying to find out where to buy the stuff. My local lumber store, which usually has everything, doesn't have this pine. I'm in Rochester NY, btw.
Would you say that you're pining for it?
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Would you say that you're pining for it?
And knowing that Corbin has so much is making him forever-green with envy

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I have a hundred year old house and there are a couple rooms upstairs that have yellow pine instead of gumwood. I have been trying to find out where to buy the stuff. My local lumber store, which usually has everything, doesn't have this pine. I'm in Rochester NY, btw.
I don't think it is yellow pine you are looking for, that stuff takes lessons from a snake. You lay it down and it will twist and warp badly and is full of resin, at least the stuff down this way does. Here is a link where you can look at some antique woods. The old growth woods were much harder and way more beautiful but costs more.
http://avwamerica.com/products/flooring.htm

http://www.diychatroom.com/
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Used around here for framing the floor system of houses. It might be a soft wood but it's hard.
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Let me grab a 4 foot piece and wack you with it.... not so soft now is it?

You should be able to find it at any Lowes or Home Depot or any other big box store. Look in the building lumber section.

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