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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oil in the pine wood


Pine wood is one of the commercially wood. Pine tree is much planted to green the mountain and the wood are used for industrial purposes. The pulp, chemicals or woodworking are the industries that use the pine timber. In the woodworking industry pine wood is used to make many wood product. It is used as material for making furniture, house frames, doors, windows and flooring parquet. The pine wood has many species, about 125 species are known. The character of the pine wood may vary depend on the species and the place he growth. But generally it is soft wood, with a light yellow base color, and inexpensive. The wood has a strong character of grain but with less pores and grain texture that make the wood is liked in the wood furniture manufacturer. With the proper finishing it can produce wood product with beautiful and attractive appearance.
But the
pine wood need to be handled properly. The wood has oil that could lead to problem if it is not well handled.  The pine oil is actually resin that is useful in the chemical industry, but it may interfere the utilization of the wood in the  woodworking. The  pine oil may be interfere the color at the finish wood. In the waxed finish, the oil from pine wood could make the wax become difficult to dry. The oil will mix with the wax and stay as a sticky wax. For wood finish with thick pigment, such as the solid color finish or wash finish, the oil will come out as an yellow stain that ruin the finishing looked. Since that the oil in a pine wood should be anticipated to make a good products in the woodworking industry.

 the oil in the pine wood
How to overcome the oil problem from the pine wood.
  • Choose the proper finishing.
The pine oil will come out through the wood knot only and casually it wont  be problem for gluing and construction process.  The oil is also not going to bother the wood is the wood is finished in the transparent color. The oil will blend and camouflage with the wood color and does not seem in the finishing appearance. Pine oil is yellow in color and will be clearly visible on finishing with solid colors, or wash color when the thick pigment are used.  Since that, we better use the transparent color for the pine wood products. The natural color finish, or the brown wood finish is good choices since it will enhance its beautiful and unique grain and also minimize the oil problem.

 the pine oil bleed in the white finish
  • Selection and treatment of the wood.
The oil will come trough at the knot parts.  It  won, t come out from the other part of the wood, therefore actually we can solve the oil problem by disposing the knots part. It may costly, but it may work for some condition.
The oil come out together with the releasing of water vapor form the wood. The wet wood has higher risk to get the oil problem. For a wide and big surface, then the use of wood veneer is better option. Veneer is cheaper and can be easier selected before it is laminated to the core. Veneer is also a thin layer which has a less oil then the thick solid wood. Veneer is also marketed in dry conditions, make it has less risk to the oil problem.
  • Use the oil block.
Pine wood has been used since long time ago, since that peoples has recognized about his oil problem. The finishing industry manufacturer has created special material that can be used to overcome the oil problem. It is a kind of sealer that can be applied on the wood knot to block and stop the oil to comes out. There are may some different names for this material, such as pine knot sealer, oil pine stop, oil pine sealer, etc. We can get the oil block from the paint store by explain that we dealing with pine wood. It can be applied by brushed or dripped at the knot parts, and most of them work well to solve the oil problem.
The oil block will affect the stain abortion, since that it should be used only for solid color or wash finish. We don,t need the oil block for the transparent finish color. The oil block even can ruin the transparent finish since it will interfere the stain absorption by the wood.
Apply the oil block sealer by brush or spray at the wood knot, and let it dry. It usually need about few minutes to dry, then sand the sealer before start the finishing process.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Despite the fact that pine home furniture tend to be much less popular these days you are able to find lots of suppliers. A number of them can be found online where they offer amazing deals.

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    1. Thanks for visit us.
      Yes pine wood is less popular now. There are still many furniture are made from pine wood.


      Good luck

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  2. Pine trees could be the most abundant tree species in the world. I do believe that using and patronizing pine wood furniture is environmentally sustainable because it does not threaten the extinction of this species. Some companies manufacturing it label themselves as "Carbon Neutral" because they support and maintain tree plantations that help absorb ozone-depleting gases. :)

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    1. Ok thank for your sharing in here.
      I think i should try your oil.


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      good luck

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  3. Solid pine is high on demand because it could be used in a wide variety of furniture styles. I live how it could be shaped in variety of forms and engraved intricately due to its fine and soft grain.

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    1. yes it is. Pine wood offer many advantages. it is "cheap" with abundant resources. It is also quite easy to be handled and processed in the woodworking.

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      Good luck

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