Baltic Pine, commonly known as Scots Pine is a species of pine from the Baltic region. Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) also known as European redwood is an evergreen coniferous tree growing up to 35 m in height and 1 m trunk diameter when mature.
It is native to Europe and Asia, ranging from Western Europe to eastern Siberia. It also is the only pine native to northern Europe. Few hundred years ago Scots pine was common tree in the UK but due to over-exploitation and grazing it became extinct throughout most of the country.
In Britain it now occurs naturally only in Scotland and has been proposed as the national tree of Scotland.
However the girth and height of this species in Scotland is quite undersized compared to other areas in the world, but is great for use in pulp or shuttering etc.
Scots Pine populates a rather big region in Europe, sprawling from Portugal in the west out to eastern Siberia. That results in natural variability in terms of density, strength, and appearance because of the wide geography of growth and different conditions for the tree.
Pines from colder northern climates tend to produce denser, more finely-textured wood-timber because of their slower and longer growth. Baltic pines are the best in this respect.
Scots pine is a softwood sawn form of which is used for general construction purposes, flooring paneling and interior joinery. Its texture is relatively fine and the grain is usually straight.
The growth rings are prominently marked by the darker, denser summerwood. The knots are usually closely grouped.
Baltic Pine dries quickly after felling, warping or distortion if any is very moderate.
The (trees) pines are debarked and cut into poles and cut into planks very quickly, so that the drying process can start as soon as possible. If the timber is not dried quickly then the fungi can turn the timber a slight blue colour. This will not affect the load bearing capabilities of the timber, just effect the appearance. Drying and cutting pine is an art form, and we have many years of experience.
In our production of Solid Timber Interlocking log cabins we use Baltic Pine as our main timber for our logs. We also use joinery pine, which is dried to 9% for all our windows and doors.
Logcabins.lv factories are located in Baltic countries; we are getting our hands first on the very best timber, at a competitive price. Our log cabins are with out doubt manufactured from some of the best timber on this planet.
This also helps us work efficiently and minimize waste while giving you the quality you deserve for your investment.
Scots Pine is perfect timber for making staircases, window frames, doorframes, paneling etc.
Pine has a nice smooth finish pine takes stain treatment very well or paint, you can varnish also.
When treated with quality preservatives it is very durable for long term outside use.
Baltic pine accepts impregnation (Tanalith E ) very well. Our floor bearers all come pressure treated.
Baltic pine has been appreciated for decades for its thermal properties and has been timber of choice in internal finishes. It shows remarkable quality properties in our log cabins and timber buildings.
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