This section is from the book "Your Home And Its Decoration", by The Sherwin-Williams Company. See also: Nell Hill's Feather Your Nest: It's All in the Details.
White pine is a tree very common in Northern United States and Canada. It reaches a good size in favorable soils, and furnishes a light, soft wood with close, straight grain, which does not require filling. Its color is a faint yellowish white, and its abundance, the ease with which it can be worked, and its power to hold glue, make its use very extensive. It is commonly finished natural (specification 13), but will take any Handcraft Stain very satisfactorily (specifications 9, II, 15). White pine is frequently used under white enamel, and is even more satisfactory for this purpose than yellow pine. (See specifications 17, 18, 19.)
Plate CXXVI. White Pine.