Maritime pine is a medium-sized softwood native to south-western Europe and north-western Africa. With extensive plantations in Western Australia, it is popular in construction and furniture.
Maritime Pine (Pinaster Pine) is a hard, fast growing pine containing small seeds with large wings. P. Pinaster is located in the Mediterranean Basin. It favors a Mediterranean climate, which is one that has cool, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.
The native area that this species of pine, Pinus Pinaster, originates from the Mediterranean Basin, including Northern Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Towards the end of the 18th century (1780), P. Pinaster was widely planted, and at the beginning of the 19th century (1825-1830), P. Pinaster was planted commercially as a timber resource and for the forestry industry.
Overall, Pinaster Pine works fairly well with most tools, though the resin can gum up tools and clog sandpaper. Maritime Pine glues and finishes well.
Colour / Appearance
Heartwood is light reddish brown, demarcated sapwood is pale yellow to nearly white. Color tends to darken with age.
Source: Maritime Pine Wikipedia
Maritime pine flooring
This project displays the beauty of Pinaster Pine. The distinct colours, textures and patterns of this beautiful timber can add character to any space in your home.
Pinaster Pine Slabs up to 6.5M lengths, cut to order
Big beams cut to order
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Recycled Timber is readily available at our Fremantle Warehouse in Perth, in all shapes, sizes and forms - from Hardwood Slabs, Posts, Beams, Bush Poles, Gluts, Wharf Timber, Railway Sleepers, Stair Treads, Recycled Flooring to Re-milled Decking and more!
This is the result of years of hard work to salvage and recycle hardwood timber with the least possible damage, reclaiming wood that was originally milled between 50 – 150 years ago which has been dried with age, rather than kiln-dried.
This early timber is vastly superior in quality, compared with recently milled timber, as the colour, grain and texture of the wood has come about naturally over time. The character and patina simply cannot be matched.