Though it has been a staple in the furniture world for a long time, the use of pinewood for construction and joinery is thought to have originated during the Bronze Age (about 3500 BC) in Northern Europe. Because of the abundance of spruce and pine trees, it made sense to use this abundant resource. Pinewood continued to be popular, especially in Scandinavia and North America because of its sustainability. The characteristic style of knots and natural fragrance makes pine furniture attractive for any homeowner.
Many benefits to pine furniture
One of the reasons that pine furniture continues to be popular is because it blends naturally with many other materials. Because the natural color of pine is rather neutral, it blends in nicely and does not ‘stand out’. It also blends in beautifully with different wallpapers and paint colors, meaning that it is possible to easily transition new pine furniture into an otherwise already furnished room.
Despite the fact that it is a soft wood and easier to work with, it does have a great strength to weight ratio. This is not only beneficial to the manufacturer, but also to people who look at buying pine furniture as an investment.
When compared to the many other options, pine is far more pliable than many of the other woods on the market. This means that more design options are available for pine furniture. If manufactured by a quality supplier, pine furniture can last an extremely long time. Always look for fewer knots in the wood, these make the piece less durable. It is also important to keep it away from temperature extremes, because pine furniture can warp.
One of the more affordable options
Another reason that pine furniture is popular is because it is affordable. Especially when looking at the price/quality comparison, there is no denying that pine furniture offers a great value. Especially because of its natural abundance, this remains one of the more economical choices for those consumers who demand quality and aesthetics without having to break the bank.