Purchase Our most common wood used in furniture building at Renaissance Lumber Works is reclaimed antique heart pine. The use of the term antique heart pine has been misappropriated for the purposes of marketing. Too often and incorrectly you will see antique heart pine used to describe pine that wasn’t bought from a box store or occasionally the term ‘heart pine’ used to describe any center cut pine.
The original use of the term ‘heart pine’ was used to refer to the heartwood of a pine tree. This portion of a mature pine tree has much tighter growth rings than the outer portion of the tree which is referred to as sap wood. The heart of the tree is no longer living and contains very little or none of the sap creating a much more stable wood to work with. online
The term ‘antique heart pine’ is a more recent term used to describe reclaimed heart pine which was typically cut pre 1900. In the early 1800s, it is estimated that as much as 90 million acres of Long Leaf Pine blanketed the southeastern United States. These trees ranged from 80-120 feet in height and required 100-150 years to mature. On average, it takes 30 years for every 1 inch of growth (diameter) for the Long Leaf Pine. This tree that once dominated the southeastern landscape currently only occupies less than 3% of what it once did. All of the true antique heart pine is reclaimed from 1800-1900 structures and once those sources are depleted, there will be no more. This fact alone justifies the typically higher prices of heart pine not to mention the unique characteristics of the wood.
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