Pine is a softwood species originating from the Scots pine named Pinus sylvestris and has a pronounced flame pattern. The wood has a yellowish (sapwood) to reddish (heartwood) colour with larger knots and a moderately fine grain. Untreated pine has a durability class of 5, after impregnation the durability class is increased to 3-4.
Pine wood is easy to work, but knots and resin pockets can occur. The resin can be a slight odour diffuser.
Due to its open cell structure, pine is highly suitable for impregnation, particularly the sapwood. When used above ground, pine has a lifespan of approximately 10-15 years, if the wood is impregnated under vacuum pressure in an impregnation boiler. The impregnation of pine takes place at Tuindeco free of chromium and under KOMO approval.
Spruce and pine come from the same growth areas and have little differences. The difference with pine wood is that pine is somewhat darker and pine generally contains less large knots. Pine has more butterfly-shaped knots, while spruce has round knots.
The impregnated ME pine wood is available in the following article groups within the assortment of Tuindeco:
- Construction timber
- Garden fences
- Do-it-yourself stays
- Windows and doors