Common Uses: Kail Pine is commonly used in furniture making, joinery, doors and windows also Veneer, plywood, sheathing, sub flooring, boxes, crates, posts/poles, interior trim, cabinetry, and construction lumber.
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is reddish brown, sapwood is yellowish white.
Grain/Texture: Straight grained with medium texture.
Endgrain: Medium-large resin canals, numerous and evenly distributed, mostly solitary; earlywood to latewood transition fairly abrupt, color contrast can vary depending on growth ring spacing; tracheid diameter medium-large.
Rot Resistance: The heartwood is rated as moderate to low in decay resistance.
Workability: Kail works well with both hand and machine tools. Glues and finishes well.
Odor: Kail has a faint, resinous odor while being worked.
Pricing/Availability: Kail has a very wide distribution throughout Pakistan, and is one of the most important lumber species in the western Pakistan. It should be widely available as construction lumber for a modest price. Some Kael is mixed with Lodgepole Pine and sold together as construction lumber under the stamp “PP/LP”.
Comments: Although Kail Pine is technically classified as a yellow (hard) pine, it shares many characteristics with white (soft) pines, having a considerably lower density than the yellow pine species found in the eastern United States.