The Shelf Factory
SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE
Why do we only use species of Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) to make our items?.
We make our all our Wood Shelves and Wood Shelf Brackets out of Beautiful SYP. SYP is a HIGHLY RENEWABLE WOOD* (*quick harvest/growing) unlike hard-woods and/or exotic species.
We are located in the South-eastern United States where SYP is harvested and grown and obtain most of our wood from a local Mill.
Hard-woods, mainly due to their long growth to harvest cycle, contributes greatly to it's expensive price while SYP is relatively inexpensive. When the Exotic woods imported from the world's rain forests are gone, they are gone for good.
SYP is one of the hardest of the evergreen species and is comparable to Oak or many of the other hard-woods in strength.
SYP is so strong it is used for superior building lumber, utility poles, treated decking lumber, high quality trim/mouldings and anywhere strength is needed or preferred.
SYP can be painted and is exceptionally beautiful when Stained and finished.
Do not confuse this for species of White pines such as Fir, Spruce etc. as they are lightweight, softer and not the type of wood to use for brackets or shelving.
All the pictures, including all of the stained and finished units are a made from SYP