Red pine, also known as scots pine, is a really extended tree in Europe, but original from Russia and belonging to the wild pine family. In Spain we can find some species in the Aragonese Pyrenees, although the main importing countries of red pine are Finland, Sweden and Russia. That is why its name often adapts to the nationality of where it comes from.
Although the sapwood is whitish or pale yellow colour, the heartwood of the red pine wood has a reddish shade with differentiated rings on its surface. This flush is the reason why it takes its particular name. Red pine wood highlights in autumn because of its brown colour over the spring wood, which has a paler flush or yellow.
Red pine wood belongs to the white woods group. The size of the grain oscillates between middle and fine, with a straight vein and sometimes it presents small and isolated knots, at least in national species.
The red pine wood is also remarkably sensitive to insects and fungus attack. However, it is very resistant to bending, compression and traction, allowing its use for elastic applications.
As often happens with other coniferous species, red pine wood is also a nice material to work. It provides easy screwed brushing, gluing and nailing, which allows curving it or work as your own will with excellent results. In case of dying it, it has equally quick dry and the result is pretty stylish.
Red pine wood is used in carpentry holes and coatings, both inside and outside areas. It is especially useful for making decorative veneers, plywood and rustic or juvenile furniture. It highlights its outstanding use in windows, doors and friezes due to its elegant aesthetics, and we can also find red pine wood in the auxiliary building (formwork).