Idaho White Pine is a straight-grained, soft and even-textured wood.
It is light in color, varying from nearly white to pale, reddish brown. Color is uniform across the heartwood and sapwood. Knots occur in a radial pattern. Resin content is the lowest of the pines, and resistance to decay is the highest making Idaho White Pine an excellent choice for exterior trim applications.
Utility is a popular grade in general construction and industrial use. This grade is used for sub-floors, roof and wall sheathing, concrete forms, low cost fencing, crating and similar applications. Appearance is still given consideration but this grade is seldom exposed, so although some splits and holes exist, the grade is very sound and serviceable.