Scandinavian Pine (also referred to as ‘redwood’ to differentiate it from ‘whitewood’ such as Spruce) is imported from Sweden, Finland and Russia. The grades vary for different uses. Knots are common but their size and quality vary according to the part of the tree from which boards are converted.
It should be noted that the timber is kilned prior to shipping but the moisture content is often about 18%, and therefore higher than most kiln dried hardwood moisture contents.
The diameter of such pines normally result in board widths of 100mm – 225mm.
Edge-glued panels are imported in large volumes for pine furniture manufacturers, with lamination widths usually about 45mm.
- Machines well
- Stains and paints to an excellent finish
- Does not bend well
- Dries well and only shrinks a little
- Glues and nails moderately well
- Medium overall strength
- Not stiff
- Low shock resistance
- The heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment, and the sapwood is permeable
- Moderately resistant to decay
- Kitchen cabinets