Where do pine nuts come from?
Pine nuts come from the Stone pine tree or PINUS PINEA.
Timber Specifications in South Africa have been standardised by The South Africa Bureau of Standards (SABS) in order to ensure safety and consistency across the industry. Here’s our guide:
Timber that has been kiln-dried can be divided into 3 commercial categories.
S5 – Suitable for structural use, such as buildings and roofing.
S7 – Suitable for structural use, such as buildings, but visually graded to ensure weight-carrying capacity.
XXX – “Black cross” for material that is not ideal for load-bearing use within buildings.
This Timber is sold in two types. ‘Rough’, refers to the rough bandsaw cut, or ‘sized’, which refers to the smoother planed timber which is easier to handle and measure.
These grades are clearly stamped onto the ends of the wood, along with our name. All the timber grades are sold in 300mm intervals starting from 600mm, to 6.6 m lengths.
We cut a few dimensions that are less than 25 mm in thickness which are therefore too narrow to print our name onto the ends of the wood. These sizes are separated into industrial grade and the lower quality crating grade.
We’re proud of our products. It’s our goal that the name Cape Pine will become the new standard in the industry, guaranteeing that our timber is more stable, straighter and stronger than similar wood from faster growing regions in South Africa.