My friend has a chest on chest, made of pine, which he wants me to
copy. I don't know whether it's white or yellow. I can tell you
where or when it was made. About the only helpful thing I can say is
that there are no knots visible on the piece. I know that's not much
to go on, but it's all I have. I'll get a local expert to look at it,
but in the meantime, can anyone offer a suggestion?
Three types in the lumber lexicon - white, red, and yellow. Yellow and red
pines have pronounced annual rings, white doesn't. Red and yellow stain
strangely, giving a color reversal, tend to have a higher resin content, and
are more prone to splintering than white, especially Pinus strobus, the
eastern white. None of those three qualities recommend them for
If you have subdued annual rings, it's white. Best of the three anyway.
Search for lumber sellers' sites and you'll have all the pictures you want.