Pine wood for furniture
Pine has long been known as a furniture substrate. Various kinds of indoor furniture like bedroom sets, occasional tables, cupboard, and dinning table and even more stuff are made from pine wood. Generally pine is a soft wood with a strong character of grain but his grain texture is soft. This wood has a few small pores and shallow; with a white yellowish color base. The pine wood for furniture is quite popular, since it has nice grain, easy to be sourced and his price is relative low. The pine wood mostly is used for indoor furniture, since it is a soft wood which is not strong enough for outdoor furniture.
There are many species of pine trees; each of them has sightly different properties, even though they are similar. The important character that need to be considered in the furniture finishing is the wood base color and grain pattern, and both will vary depend on the species and the origin of the pine tree. There are about 125 species of pine trees grow and spread in various places on this earth, especially in high areas.
- Finishing for pine wood
This wood has a beautiful pattern with strong character of grain; finishing with transparent color is good choice for this wood. Natural color is the finishing color that is widely used for the pine furniture even basically we can make any color with this wood since it has a light base color. There are also much pine furniture with solid color available in the market since this wood is quite easy to be finished with solid color. His soft grain texture and his pores which are small and shallow make it easy to be closed and covered with a finishing layer. There are wide range of pine furniture model, from the simple model with clean looked finish to the antique country model with antique, dirty finish.
- Pine is a soft wood
Blotchy problem would not happen in a finishing with solid color, but since this wood is soft and has high porosity then he will absorb more finishing materials. This wood also will raise more wood fibers, so it need more sanding process to get the smooth finishing result.
- The sanding for pine wood.
- Blue stain on pine wood
- Oil in the pine wood