With softwoods it is a common practice to kiln-dry direct from the saw.
Softwoods have no pores proper, and are classed “non-porous.”
It is among the heaviest, if not actually the heaviest, of softwoods of the United States.
Other softwoods are red spruce, hemlock, red cedar and cypress.
The commercial timbers of this country are divided into two classes, hardwoods and softwoods.