Interesting Facts About Pine Furniture

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If you’re considering purchasing pine furniture, our blog is here to help.

Here at UniqueChic Furniture, we sell a huge array of different types of pine furniture, including, reclaimed pine, shabby chic pine, traditional pine and distressed pine.

Find out about the different types of pine and how it’s used to make furniture

History of Pine Usage in Furniture

Now a stalwart in the furniture world – the use of pine wood in joinery and construction is thought to have originated in Northern Europe during the Bronze Age (about 3500 BC), where the abundance of pine and spruce trees were felled to make basic log cabins.

Pine wood has continued to prove popular throughout history thanks to its sustainability, particularly in Scandinavia and North America, where plentiful forests still supply much of the wood for our pine furniture today. Pine is a soft wood, relatively cheap and identified by its light colour range, from pale yellow to brownish orange. Its natural fragrance and characteristic style of knots makes pine an attractive wood for home furnishings.

 

 

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Our Callington Pine Bedroom Furniture is a solid wooden collection of classic styled bedroom furniture
Stained in a popular ‘Antique’  finish, this range will enhance any style of home.
With dovetailed joints and solid backs and side panels, along with exquisite styling, this Pine Furniture collection is a range that will last you a lifetime.
Choose from different sizes of Pine Wardrobes, Pine Chest Of Drawers and Pine Beds to create your perfect bedroom
See our Callington Bedroom Collection from just £89
Purchase 2 items for 10% off!
 

Types of Pine Used in Furniture

Pine furniture is available in a wide variety of hues and finishes, making it incredibly versatile and suitable for many different interior styles. It is particularly suited to the country look, as well as more rustic styles. Like all woods, the fact that it can be painted makes pine furniture even more flexible as it can be adapted rather than replaced when trends change. While not as durable as harder woods such as oak and walnut, solid pine furniture is long lasting providing it is protected and properly cared for.

White pine originates in the USA and Canada and is characterised by its pale colour, straight grain and even texture. It is stronger than yellow pine, and commonly used in joinery for doors, windows and skirting boards. Yellow pine also comes from North America and has a straight grain and even texture. Colour varies from pale yellow to pale brown and it is used in high-class joinery, furniture and light building construction. Like white pine, it is a sustainable wood source and used in abundance throughout the world.

Mexican pine is native to Central America to Southern Mexico. It ranges in colour from pale, yellowish white to light brown, and also has a straight grain with even texture. The use of Mexican pine in furniture is somewhat controversial, due to the forests being endangered and concerns over the treatment of the Mexican labours that harvest it.

Antique pine and reclaimed pine create a very different look as the soft nature of the wood means it is often subject to dents and marks over time, and a build up of dirt can darken the wood. The aged patina of antique pine furniture is an acquired look and a great choice for adding natural timeworn character to your home.

Reclaimed pine furniture is created from wood that has had a former use, such as old floorboards or tongue and groove panelling. This gives the furniture great character, in addition to the environmental benefits of re-purposing reclaimed materials.

The appeal of solid pine means it is often left untreated and enjoyed in its natural rustic state, yet this makes it not so well suited to dining areas or homes with young children as spills will stain the wood. Don’t let this put you off unfinished pine furniture however – as it can simply be treated with a stain and varnish of your choice to enhance its durability.

Pine furniture should be shielded from temperature extremes as the wood can warp, and kept out of direct sunlight to avoid fading. Coasters and place mats should be used to guard from spills and heat marks. To protect and enhance pine furniture, apply furniture wax every six months or when the wood appears dry.

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Country Pine Bedroom Furniture from our website UniqueChic Furniture 

Our Country Style Solid Pine Collection is a beautiful range of chunky pine furniture for both traditional and contemporary interiors.
Made from solid pine and having a hand-applied waxed finish bringing warmth and elegance to this lovely range.
Choose a Single, Double or King Size Bed and complete the suite with a matching Bedside, Wardrobe, Chest and Dressing Table.
Fabulous quality for a low price.

 

To take a look at all our Pine Furniture visit

www.uniquechicfurniture.co.uk

 

 

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Who doesn’t hanker after a Sleigh Bed?

How gorgeous are Sleigh beds? The dream bed to complete a luxury style bedroom. 

Here at UniqueChic we have a number of different types of Sleigh Beds available to purchase to suit all interiors.

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Luxury traditional Style Oak furniture with a twist. Our beautiful Carmen oak collection featuring solid Oak bedroom furniture, including drawers, wardrobes and bedside tables, with the amazing Oak Sleigh Bed taking centre stage.

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To add a dramatic feel to your bedroom, how about this fantastic Black Sleigh Bed, which is adorned with crystal buttons.

Available in Double, King and Superking Size, this bed really is a luxury in terms of comfort and design.

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For those these loving the simple country look,how about this Painted White Sleigh Bed, a huge bed but finished in a light colour, which would still give your room a sense of space

Choose from our matching Chartwell Furniture to finish your bedroom off in gorgeous Shabby Chic style.

 

Choose from our range of Sleigh Beds from our website

www.uniquechicfurniture.co.uk 

 

Oak Furniture Sale

Update your home this Autumn with some new fabulous Oak Furniture From UniqueChic 

We have some great savings to be had across all ranges, with extra special offers and new collections just been launched for the new season.

Update your bedroom with this stunning reclaimed chunky oak bed

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This York  Chunky Oak bedroom collection is a robust statement range and will be perfect in master bedrooms while giving a special treat to guests in spare rooms.
Constructed from solid weathered oak and finished with bronze handles this range is a guaranteed winner.

With a full range of matching furniture, 10% off when you purchase 2 items or 15% off when you purchase 4 items, see it all here.

 

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Or how about our fabulous new Suffolk Oak FurnitureChoose from our huge selection of Dining Tables and matching chairs, all ready for.. dare I say it? Christmas Dinner

You would certainly be able to fit all your family in one sitting with our extending tables

For a limited Period, we are offering an amazing 20% off the Suffolk collection when you purchase 4 items, call us directly to take advantage of this great saving 0115 9869222

 

See these two oak furniture ranges and more on our website

www.uniquechicfurniture.co.uk 

0115 9869222