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Pine trees are considered a softwood tree, which means the wood is softer than hardwood varieties. Pine trees grow around the world, not just in the U.S.

Pine trees are considered a softwood tree, which means the wood is softer than hardwood varieties. Pine trees grow around the world, not just in the U.S. Pine has a great deal of stiffness and resistance to shock, which makes it a solid choice for many furniture pieces. Pine tends to be easier to work with during the furniture building stage due to its softer nature.

Pine has been around for some time. Traditionally, pine was used for Colonial, rustic and craftsman style pieces. That is changing, with pine working for a variety of furniture styles, including industrial pieces.

Pine is light in colour, usually with a creamy white look, although the specific shade can vary somewhat. Some varieties produce a very white colour. Others lean toward a yellowish look. The light colour makes pine easy to stain to achieve nearly any colour you want, or you can simply use a clear coat to protect the wood while letting the natural light colour take center stage. Pine also has a prominent grain with knots darker than the wood itself, which gives it a distinct look.

Pine is an easy wood to stain to achieve your desired colour. This gives you a wide variety of finish options, including stain and paint.