Pacific Pine Products

Prod picOver the last 70 years the uses to which NZ Pine has been put to has steadily grown. During that time NZ Pine has undergone a series of very detailed trials and tests by timber research organisations and they confirm that NZ Pine has the qualities and attributes to meet a very impressive range of end uses. NZ Pine is very user friendly and compared with similar softwood species from around the world, it cuts, machines, sands, drills and glues very well. In addition it readily takes stain, paint and treatments. NZ Pine is natural, sustainable, adaptable and versatile which enables Pacific Pine to produce and process many timber sizes and grades that will meet most expectations.



Prodpic 2Sawing TimberOur most common sizes are detailed below; all sizes are in millimetres (mm) in dry sawn condition.

25mm x 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 225, 250 & 300mm
32mm x 50, 75, 100, 150 & 200mm
40mm x 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250 & 300mm
50mm x 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250 & 300mm
65, 75 & 100mm, squares

Other sizes may be available on request. Green sawn timber is milled with an overcut sufficient to allow the timber to shrink to the call size at the completion of the drying process.



Timber length ranges from 1.8 to 6.0 metre in increments of 300mm, with an average of approximately 4.2 to 4.8 metre. A 20 to 30mm over trim is provided on all lengths from the sawmill.

Kiln Drying:

Temp TimberMoisture checkingAll timber is dried in accelerated conventional kilns at temperatures not exceeding 90°C and then steam reconditioned at the end of the drying cycle to relieve stresses and to minimise the moisture gradient within boards. The target moisture content for all grades is 10% to 12%, and typically timber is supplied with a range of 8% to 14% moisture content.

Kiln dried timber products and packaging meets the international ISPM standard for kiln sterilisation.


Grading TableGrading TimberGrades are categorised into five main streams. Clears, Boards, Structural, Cuttings and Industrial. In most instances timber is graded and supplied to agreed standards, ie NZ3601:1988. A more detailed description and pictures samples of our more common grades produced are listed below.


Clear category

No.1 Clear - Clear both faces and edges, may contain an occasional very small blemish or a natural coloured epicormic.
Suitable for mouldings, turnery and furniture especially where long length clear wood is required.

No1 Clear

No.2 Clear - Clear 1 face and 1 edge. The second edge may contain a characteristic of no more than 1/3rd of the thickness measured from the back face. Small blemishes on the clear faces as in No.1 Clear are permitted.
Suitable for where a clear face and edge is required, eg laminated table tops furniture and panelling.

No2 Clear

Board category

Furniture/Dressing - Small tight knot, pith free grade.
Suitable for natural, stained or paint finish.


Standard/Merchantable - A utility knotty grade containing pith and larger characteristics than is allowed in Furniture grade.
Suitable for budget furniture, panelling, shelving and fencing.



Structural category

Frame 1 - (NZS3631:1988), No.1 framing grade which have been visually graded.
Suitable for use where non verified applications apply.

No1 Frame


Cutting category

No.2 Cuts - (NZS3631:1988), each piece yields minimum 70% recovery of 600mm or longer clear cuttings.
Suitable for furniture components and finger jointing.

No2 Cuts


Industrial category

Industrial - Is also known as Box grade and Packaging grade. Contains pith and other defects. Pieces should hold together under normal handling.
Suitable for pallets, crates and construction form work.