Idaho Lumber | Furniture Grade Wood
Are you the hands-on type that is interested in making their own furniture? Or, perhaps you're looking to add a rustic accent to your home or business? We offer the same hardwood dowels as your local lumber store, except ours are 2" through 5π" diameter. This allows for a greater variety of projects. They are run through our doweler and come out nearly sanded, requiring only a touch-up and finish applied. Our wood is sorted by clear or character, for those seeking a more rustic look.
Pine is a great wood to use in furniture for a number of reasons. Pine trees grow all around the world, and has a great deal of shock resistance and stiffness. Pine is also easier to work with and tends to be cheaper than other types of wood. Even though furniture made from pine is still heavy, it is still lighter when compared to woods like oak.
The coloring of the wood is lighter, from a creamy white, to white, to a yellowish color. This lightness allows it to be stained to achieve nearly any color you want, giving the wood a great deal of flexibility. In addition, the prominent grain and darker knots give the wood a distinctive look and helps it stand out.
There are some negatives to pine furniture, however. Pine doesn't work well with a more modern style and will clash. Furniture made of pine will have increased signs of wear like dents and scratches. This can be repaired with proper maintenance and sanding, unless you prefer the aged look.