The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Unfinished Pine Furniture

Unfinished furniture is incredibly versatile as you can mix and match pieces to find just the look you want. But it is also a great way to get solid wood furniture at a lower price. If you’ve decided to buy unfinished furniture you are part of the way through your furniture buying process, but first you need to decide what type of wood you want. To decide it is good to look at the advantages and disadvantages of different types of wood. In this post I’m going to talk specifically about pine furniture.

One of the main advantages of unstained pine furniture is its cost. Pine is an abundant wood. It is easier to grow and easier to find so this makes it less expensive than many other types of wood.

Because it is a soft wood it is easier to work with as well. Craftsmen have an easier time creating furniture with this type of wood. This also plays a role in the lower cost of it.

Another advantage of pine furniture is that it does well in humid environments. Depending on where you live this may or may not make a big difference to you, but in high humidity environments this may be something worth considering.

While being a softwood makes pine easier to work with it also contributes to the main disadvantage of pine unfinished furniture. Because it is a softwood it is more prone to get nicks and scratches than hardwoods like oak.

That being said in general it isn’t as durable as unfinished furniture made from hardwoods. It is still solid wood furniture and it should be more durable than many pieces you find at a discount furniture store but it is better in areas where there isn’t heavy traffic. I wouldn’t suggest this type of wood for something like a dinning room table as it will likely get scratched.

But buying unfinished pine furniture is a great way to get a piece of solid wood furniture at a good price.

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