At Olde Wood Accents, we specialize in various old-growth materials, with pine included in that list. We use pine for a number of types of woodwork as well, but why is that? We’ll break down the benefits of pine wood as a building material so you can understand what material is best suited for your project.
What are the qualities of pine wood?
Pine is a common softwood that is often used as material when building furniture, cabinets, or window and door frames. The reason pine is so common is due to how fast it can grow, especially when compared to its hardwood contemporaries. The speed at which it’s able to grow is important for two reasons:
- It tends to be a cheaper wood option because of how common it can be.
- It’s more of an eco-friendly material to use because of how quickly the supply can be replenished.
Now let’s talk about some Pros and Cons.
- Resists swelling
- Durable and shock-resistant
- Easily colored
- Eco-friendly option
- Can be more fragile than hardwood alternatives
Pine wood is an excellent material for furniture and other millwork around your home. It is not only customizable as it takes stain well but is also cost-effective if you’re on a budget. Its only main weakness is a lack of durability when compared to hardwood, but even then it’s not a fragile material.
If you’re interested in adding pine into your home, contact Olde Wood Accents for a price analysis and a set of plans at no charge to you.