What are the Characters of the pine boards?

- Mar 20, 2019-

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Nowadays there are many people use wood to decorate their houses. A lot of people are fond of the beautiful texture and the natural taste of the wood. There are many kinds of wood materials in the market such as pine, beech, rubber, etc.

Pine is one of the most commercially important tree species valued for its timber throughout the world. It is widely used in high-value carpentry items such as furniture, window frames, panelling, floors, and roofing. Here are some characters as below.

  •    Pine is attractive. Pine wood has natural color and its texture is clear and beautiful. It also takes stain well when properly conditioned. Pine boards are often knotty, but the knots add to their appeal when used for interior paneling or cabinetry.

  • Pine is easy to cut and work with, and its durability can be enhanced by chemical treatment. Untreated pine succumbs quickly to rot and insects, but pressure-treated pine can be tough enough for decking boards and other outdoor construction.

  •   Pine is abundant. It grows at most elevations and in most climates, and it's easy to harvest. This wood is flexible and has low oil content.

  •   Pine is more environmentally friendly. As pine has good elasticity and permeability, when painted, its formaldehyde content will be significantly lower than other woods. Especially at present, people are purchasing pollution-free and beautiful product. Pine product will be a good choice.

 Builders in all regions use pine for trim, moldings, cabinetry and interior decorating. According to appearance and structural strength pine has different grades as follows.

  •   Select. The top grade, select pine boards are free of knot and blemishes and are generally a uniform color. This is the most expensive grade, but it's the one you should choose for cabinetry. Besides enhancing appearance, the absence of knots makes the wood more stable and less likely to warp. 

  •  Common. Less expensive than select, the common grade includes boards ranging from those with slight blemishes to those with frequent knots and blemishes. Choose from this grade if you're installing knotty pine paneling or doing lightweight utility construction.

  • Construction. Boards in the construction grade do not meet the appearance requirements to be classified as common, so they are even less expensive. They may have knots, sap veins and other blemishes, but they are still structurally sound. This grade is the one from which pressure-treated boards are manufactured. Stud grade is a subset, consisting of boards that are stable enough to be milled into 2 x 4s for structural framing.