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Red Baltic Pine

Red Baltic Pine 

Pinus sylvestris


A medium sized softwood found throughout Europe. It has a yellow brown heartwood and a creamy white sapwood. Tight dark knots are common in this fine grained timber.


Works well by hand or machine. The knots can cause some problems when hand planing. Even so, far superior to Radiata as a cabinet timber.


General cabinetry, panelling etc. Used as a floor in Europe but in Australia the flooring is generally White Baltic.


Usually only 150mm wide due to cupping of the boards. We have had up to 75mm thick but usually keep only 25 and 38mm thick.


Janka 2.6 480kg/m3.   Quite soft.


Not durable.

At a Glance
Turning:   Good
Machining:   Good
Bending:   Poor
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Average
Glueing:   Good
Timber Coating:   Accepts most coatings
Oil:   Oils well
Note 1   A good alternative to Radiata.  Well priced too.
Note 2   The Europeans just call it Red Baltic.

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