Latin name: Pinus

Type of wood: Softwood


Pines are one of the most common timbers in use today. With around 125 species they are grown in temperature regions. The resin from some species is a key source of turpentine.

Despite being a softwood, if treated well Pine will last a long time.


Joinery, flooring, furniture, decking, sheds, cladding, veneers


  • durable, long-lasting wood
  • attractive knots and grain
  • economical to purchase
  • strong


  • knots need to be treated with knotting solution to prevent seepage
  • can yellow over time