Red Baltic Pine

Red Baltic Pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a lovely timber to work; similar in many respects to Yellow Pine (pretty similar to most pines actually) but doesn’t tend to ‘splinter’ as much when planing. Has quite featured growth rings so makes for some really nice grain patterns. Not a Tasmanian timber but is quite common as a building material on the mainland. We tend to get it as building offcuts and in some pallets.

Although called Red Baltic Pine its colour can vary quite a bit; even in a single piece of timber. In my opinion the best is the real orange to red colouring; combine that with dark growth rings and it makes for a nice feature timber in trinket boxes, etc.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_pine

Wood Solutions: https://www.woodsolutions.com.au/wood-species/pine-scots