Raise Awareness

The Southern Pine Awareness Network, the funding organization for Wood. It’s Real., was founded in January of 2005 with the goal of raising the awareness of Southern Yellow Pine as a leading building material. Led by funding from members of the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA), SPAN is designed to be an information clearing house for homeowners.



SPAN promotes the use of Southern Pine in both interior and exterior applications, including: framing, flooring, paneling, ceiling panels, porch flooring, decking, gazebos, play sets, and other backyard projects.

A Sturdy Choice
Building with Southern Pine is not just a strong environmental decision. You are choosing to support your local economy and the people in it by purchasing a homegrown product.

  • The strength of the wood makes Southern Pine the best choice, whether you plan to build a deck with pressure treated Southern Pine, create a gorgeous entryway to your home by installing Southern Pine floors, panel a wall with pine paneling or build a playset with Southern Pine timbers.
  • The density of Southern Pine allows it to hold nails better, meaning you won’t have to go back and redo parts of your project.
  • The durability of the wood means bring on the dogs, children and high traffic, your Southern Pine porch, deck or floor will stand the test of time.

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