Southern Pine Furniture
Independent testing confirms that Southern Pine is the strongest softwood species on the market. The density of the wood (which is what makes it so strong and durable) proved to be 51 percent denser than some other softwoods, and 14 percent more dense than its nearest rival. Southern Pine’s strength, coupled with its natural beauty and environmental friendliness, makes it a superior product for constructing indoor and outdoor furniture.
Many stores carry a wide assortment of Southern Pine furniture. It can be purchased fully finished or unfinished, meaning you can stain it and bring out the warm, golden color and beautiful grain; or you can opt to paint it a rich color to compliment that “special item” in your room that inspires you. If you have more of an artistic flair, consider painting your unfinished Southern Pine furniture a neutral color and adding a design to complete the look – perhaps whimsical fairies for a little girl’s room or a floral or ivy scene for a more grown-up setting. Or add a unique faux finish to make your new furniture look antique.
However you choose to display your Southern Pine furniture, you can rest easy knowing that it will last for quite some time. Your pine dining table, chest or desk will withstand just about anything you and your family can throw at it…and it will look beautiful and develop more character over the years.
If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for in the store, roll up your sleeves and get creative! Southern Pine lumber is easy to work with – even for novice do-it-yourselfers. It is also a very economical product. Imagine the envy of your friends when you show them the new one-of-a-kind bookshelf, end table or plant stand that you built!
Come on, admit it… those plastic chairs on your deck, porch, or dock have bugged you for years. They just don’t gowith the rest of your yard! How could they? Unless you have plastic shrubs and grass in your yard, plastic chairs are not going to blend in with your landscaping. And who among us hasn’t witnessed (or experienced) at least one embarrassing moment when the plastic chair just couldn’t support the weight of an unsuspecting guest?
Pressure-treated Southern Pine wood guarantees your wood furniture will be just as durable outdoors as it is indoors. And since it is the strongest softwood species available, your outdoor Southern Pine furniture will provide years and years of comfortable seating and entertaining. Treatments proven to be people- and pet-friendly mean you can rest easy on your gorgeous Southern Pine Adirondack chair, picnic table or rocking chair.
Wouldn’t a beautiful pressure-treated Southern Pine chaise lounge look beautiful and inviting by your deck? Or perhaps you have a floral oasis in your yard – add a couple of treated Southern Pine Adirondack chairs, ottomans and a side table and make a date for afternoon iced tea to enjoy the fruits of your gardening labor. Because it comes from a natural (and renewable) product – Southern Pine trees – your outdoor furniture will blend effortlessly into its surroundings and look as though it has always been there. Everyone will think you’re smart, creative and environmentally friendly!
Be sure to check out our Southern Pine projects for great indoor and outdoor furniture ideas!
- Information and photos courtesy of Island
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