Pine furniture is versatile and affordable. Lighter in colour and with a prominent grain, pine furniture adds a soft cosiness to a room. Pine also blends well with other woods, making it ideal if you are looking for furniture that will match existing wooden pieces in your home.
Our guide to pine furniture is designed to give you everything you need to know about buying pine furniture; from pine furniture qualities to cleaning and caring for pine furniture as well as how to distinguish high quality furniture.
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Pine has a rich history, being used all over the world for everything from house construction to furniture as well as paper, flooring, shipping crates, fire wood and, of course, Christmas trees.
The use of pinewood in construction and joinery is estimated to date back to the Bronze Age (3500 BC) where it was used to make very basic log cabins.
Over the years pine furniture has become increasingly popular, not only is it strong, hardwearing and attractive, but it is also extremely sustainable with plentiful forests in North America and Scandinavia. The widespread availability of pine makes it typically cheaper than other types of wood furniture.
Pine is a soft wood that is extremely sturdy but typically much lighter than other solid woods such as oak. Being a soft wood doesn’t mean that the furniture isn’t as strong as a hardwood such as oak, rather the name ‘soft wood’ is due to the fact that pine trees retain their leaves all year-round.
Visually, pine is light in colour and its neutral tones mean that it blends well with other types of wood furniture. The honey-brown colouring of pine furniture fits beautifully with both traditional and modern households.
Pine has an extremely prominent dark grain, which is accentuated by pine furniture’s light appearance. Furthermore, much of the pine used for furniture is untreated and left in its natural state, bringing a rustic appearance.
Pine furniture comes in a huge range of styles, colours and finishes including painted, lacquered or waxed pine. At Oak Furniture Solutions, different styles of pine are split into ranges. Camden Painted Pine is painted ivory and would suit a rustic farmhouse or period property. Beaumont is French-inspired painted pine furniture range in an off-white colour. We also offer pine furniture that is simply lacquered, bring out the natural beauty of the grain – have a look at our Mottisfont Pine range.
Pine furniture is strong and durable if you take care of it. As a soft wood, pine it is typically prone to scratches and dents. Our suggestions below will help keep your furniture looking like new for many years:
Avoid placing your pine furniture too close to radiators or other sources of heat, as extreme temperatures can trigger slight movement in the timber and dry it out.
Lamps and other decorative items kept on the surface of the piece should be moved periodically to ensure that the entire surface remains in its optimum condition and to ensure that the colouration of the furniture matures evenly and uniformly.
Any spillages should be cleared up as quickly as possible, ensuring that the affected area is completely dry afterwards. Soap and water or detergents should never be used on pine furniture for cleaning.
Do not drag the furniture as this can cause damage to the timber
For painted pine furniture items:
Any spillages can be wiped clean with a damp, lint-free cloth
Painted pine furniture can be re-painted periodically to keep it looking like new
For pine furniture items with a lacquer finish:
Any spillages on lacquered pine furniture can easily be wiped clean with a damp, lint-free cloth. Always wipe in the direction of the grain
For oiled pine furniture items:
Any spillages on oiled pine furniture can easily be wiped clean with a damp, lint-free cloth. Always wipe in the direction of the grain.
Oil-finished pine furniture should be re-oiled every 3-6 months. This will prevent the colour looking dull and the surface becoming dry.
For pine furniture items with a wax finish
Pieces of wax-finished pine furniture should be re-waxed periodically
* Oak Furniture Solutions do not accept any responsibility for any damage caused to furniture by the following of these guidelines. These guidelines are provided as informed suggestions only and are written as general notes for customers. Customers seeking professional, specific after-care advice should either contact us directly or a professional polisher or furniture restorer.
We’re proud to offer a wide range of high quality pine furniture for every room in the house. You can find our full collection here on our website organised by room. Pine furniture is especially popular when furnishing bedrooms. For your bedroom, we have a huge collection of pine beds with matching pine bedside tables, wardrobes, chests of drawers, dressing tables and more. Our pine dining room furniture collection includes solid pine dining and kitchen tables, pine chairs, pine dressers and sideboards as well as pine dining table and chair sets.
Most of our pine furniture pieces form part of a range so you can find matching pieces to complete your look. Browse our pine furniture ranges on this page.