White Pine has excellent workability qualities. It easily saws, planes, sands, and glues. It finishes nicely, although a sealer is recommended beforehand. It has good nail and screw strength, without the necessity of pre-drilling.
Historically it was used for masts and figureheads of ships, while also being used to build and furnish houses, barns and stables inside and out. The Native Americans used it for their totem poles. Today it is commonly used for furniture, cabinetmaking, millwork, veneer, paneling, carvings, flooring, doors, dowels, boxes, crates, telephone poles, toys and Christmas trees.