Updated on December 19, 2019
Why Pine Furniture?
We adore the natural look of antique pine furniture! It’s classic, beautiful and durable. Pine wood features a light hue with a beautiful wood grain and distinctive knots. This gorgeous wood transcends numerous design styles; from Farmhouse, to English Country, to Minimalist, and easily blends into a rustic mountain home.
The Woodworker’s Choice
Pine wood is a popular choice for furniture because it is a softwood and therefore more pliable than hardwoods. Did you know that the classification of softwood or hardwood is actually based on the tree’s foliage? Hardwood trees are typically broad-leaved and lose their foliage annually, whereas softwood trees are conifers, remaining evergreen throughout the year. Woodworker’s love pine because it is easy to cut and shape. The light color also makes it ideal for finishing. It can be stained or painted and similarly looks great left natural or with a clear varnish. We particularly love the natural knots and wood grain characteristics of pine furniture.
Antique Pine Furniture Investment Pieces
Pine is a great choice when you’re looking for beautiful and durable pieces. High quality pine wood furniture is a great investment as it will last for generations. We find that pine antiques develop a lovely, rustic patina over time. Another benefit of pine furniture is that it resists shrinking and cracking, even in our dry Colorado climate!
Decorating With Pine Furniture - Farmhouse Style
Pine furniture has such a warm and inviting aesthetic. This is the hallmark of farmhouse style decor. It's a look that's all about comfort, simplicity and sentimentality. A large, farmhouse kitchen table is a characteristic element of this decor style.
Decorating with Pine Antiques - English Country Style
English Country is all about casual elegance. This decorative style embraces a shabby chic aesthetic. Pine furniture is a signature look from this style, as stripped pine furniture was especially popular in rural England in the 19th century. A pine hutch is the perfect addition for English Country style.
Decorating with Pine Furniture - Scandinavian Minimalist
Scandinavian design has a major influence in home decor. This style is all about clean lines, an absence of clutter and a light, crisp color palette. The natural world is a major inspiration for this style and light-colored wood like oak, teak and pine are prevalent. Special oils were often used in Scandinavian antique pine furniture to reduce the yellow tones of the wood. We have a fantastic selection of antique pine furniture from Scandinavia.
Antique pine furniture is a really great investment. Now that you know more, perhaps you’d like to add some pine furniture to your home! Check out a sampling of our selection below or visit us in-store to see even more options!