Southern pine lumber products provide great value in a wide variety of applications. Properties From framing a house or building a deck to adorning a ceiling, adding beautiful siding or creating a warm and inviting floor, southern pine is a dependable choice for most any project. There are a variety of grades, which offer users a wide range of dependable strength and stiffness properties to meet the needs of any project. Uses Southern pine lumber features excellent fastener-holding ability, providing framing components with strong connections. Its inherent strength contributes to long, clear spans that reduce the need for intermediate columns and load-bearing walls. Using today’s design technology, creative roof and ceiling styles are possible using southern pine. Using southern pine lumber for a raised wood floor foundation simplifies construction on sloping lots or in flood-prone areas, when compared with slab-on-grade construction. Enhanced curb appeal, energy efficiency and value are added benefits. For wall framing, southern pine is available in wide widths for improved insulation. Southern pine walls withstand high wind and seismic design loads, too. Its strength supports the latest design trends for nine- and ten-foot walls. Southern pine is often pressure treated for outdoor use in decks and other structures, like gazebos, docks and piers.