Southern Yellow Pine for Log Cabin

Southern Yellow Pine has grain issues that make it less suitable for log building. October 19, 2013

I'm about to mill out a bunch of 6"X8"X24' with tongue and groove and dovetail notches for the corners using Southern yellow pine. Please feel free to make recommendations on the shoulds and should nots using SYP.

Forum Responses
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From Professor Gene Wengert, forum technical advisor:
Spiral grain, compression wood, high density, and warp (twist and sweep) make SYP one of the least favored species for log cabins.