As many people are aware, pine is one of the most commonly available woods used in furniture building and our pine range is among our most popular and loved.
There are many reasons for the universal appeal of pine; not only does it look attractive and maintain its looks and appeal but it is also abundantly available meaning that it can be used for a variety of uses.
The Origin of Pine
Pine wood is taken from the very distinctive Pine Tree. Pine trees are evergreens which grow throughout the world in the northern hemisphere. They are found in huge numbers in large forests in Europe in Scotland, Scandinavia and Norway as well as many other locations with North America, Canada and Australia being among many.
We use pine from a variety of sources to ensure that each piece of furniture we produce is made from the most suitable wood and will have the most pleasant appearance.
The Benefits of Pine
The vast majority of people are aware that pine has a straight grain and a fine texture. It is usually a creamy white, pale yellow or light brown and can often yellow with age for a weathered and extremely attractive finish.
There are many advantages to using pine as well as its appearance which makes it so universally popular and well loved.
Firstly, pine is stable and very malleable which means it can easily be used in the creation of more unusually shaped objects and items of furniture, as well as being easily manipulated and worked with to create interesting and dynamic pieces.
We enjoy working with pine because it carves very well and unlike some more brittle woods, it does not tend to splinter when fixed together by either screws or nails. Whilst some people think that a soft wood must be weak in structure and appearance, pine is actually the opposite of this rule and in fact, it has a very high strength to weight ratio.
Furthermore, the cost means that although it may cost the same or less than many other varieties of soft wood, it provides better value for money because it has more uses.
We also enjoy, and know that our customers also benefit from, the fact that pine can be conditioned and stained to match and complement a huge variety of furnishings, and it easily matches with any space, colour scheme or size of room.