Southern Yellow Pine (SYP)
The name Southern Yellow Pine represents a group of four principal species of Pine: longleaf, shortleaf, loblolly, and slash, that grow in a wide belt from East Texas to Virginia.
Timber from all four species is marketed as Southern Yellow Pine and graded in accordance with the grading rules of the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB), approved by the American Softwood Lumber Standards Committee.
Overall, Southern Yellow Pine works fairly well with most tools, though the resin can gum up tools and clog sandpaper. Southern Yellow Pine glues and finishes well.