Trade names: Pine, Common Pine
- Origin: Central, Northern and Eastern Europe
- Range: Most used species for the production of veneer in Central Europe are the Common Pine (Pinus sylvestris) and in Southern Europe the Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster). Known as veneer wood in the USA are primarily the Carolina Pine (either Pinus echinata or Pinus taeda) or the Oregon Pine (trade name for the Douglas Fir, although not actually a Pine species).
- Uses: Sliced and peeled veneer. It is also used for doors, parquet, paneling and lining. Popular as solid wood for country-style furniture and rooms as well as for Scandinavian-style furniture.
- Character: The heartwood is reddish-yellow to brownish-red and darkens in time. The distinct grain of pinewood is characterized by medium-brown annual rings, small irregularities and branch holes. Typical for the wood are irregular annual rings. The resin channels are visible in the pinewood with the naked eye, and fresh pinewood smells intensively of tree resin. It is easy and clean to work with all tools and its surface is unusually smooth for such a soft wood.
Particularities: The Pinewood is the most common species of tree in the world. Its subspecies are found from the Arctic Circle to the mountain regions in the tropics. In Germany, it grows to about 27% of the total forested area, while the spruce is found on about 32% of the forest area.
Natural product wood
Wood is a natural product, which can has colour differences and growth-related irregularities. Deviations in structure and colour are a quality feature for real wood. Growth, colour, structure and grain are unique in every tree and make every Gerber Humidor unique!
Digital illustrations of the wood samples are always only indicative picture and do not provide a guarantee.
Not all woods are available at all times and suitable for every Gerber Humidor. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.