Questions tagged [pine]

A softwood, from any of a number of related *pinus* species grown all around the world. It may also be used generically to refer to softwood construction wood in some markets.

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How to fix white splotches on pine from wood filler?

total newbie here. First wood project is turning a live edge piece of pine into a kitchen island, but I think I've run into a problem. I wanted to fill holes with this wood filler, but I covered ...
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Any suggestions on filling gaps in wood flooring? - Pine Tongue Groove

Any suggestions on filling gaps in wood flooring? Pine tongue groove was used that is usually used for wall or ceiling. Have no idea why they put this on the floor? I was thinking cutting wood strips ...
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Stain Remaining After Sanding

We have a pine table top we are trying to stain. We used wood conditioner but still had some weird flecks/blotchiness. We sanded it down again to stain again but the flecks have remained. Any tips to ...
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Spoons from Pinus Sylvestris for my toddler son: is the wood's toxicity significantly harmful?

I have recently finished cutting spoons for my toddler son to use, made from Pinus Sylvestris. The results are great. When showing them to my pal, he warned me that pine is toxic, and I should've ...
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What is the best way to build a shelf?

How can I build a sturdy shelf out of pine boards? I can build a shelf out of plywood, however, I don't like the look, finish or the edges. I want to build a shelf out of 1/2" pine boards (...
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Will unfinished pine work for an unfinished drinking vessel?

I want to make a flask-style drinking vessel with no stain, finish, or anything. I am wondering if pine will be safe for this? I have heard of pine needle tea, but that's the needles, not the wood. ...
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Can I remove color oil stain excess from my piece of wood?

I applied so much oil stain in a piece of wood of pine, and now it looks a bit weird (ugly). I made a try with much less oil in an other piece of the wood, and looks better, so I wonder if there is a ...
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Which wood dimensions can bear X kilos at Y meters long?

I'm making a bed frame, the edges are 2 meters long, each edge should carry 100Kg at the middle point. Wood type is pine, how do I calculate the minimal dimensions that can bear that weight? Is ...
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How to accelerate pine ageing

I put a cheap plank of almost white new pine in the garden a couple of months ago - the grain is now far more visible (while not being raised) and the base colour has darkened. I would like to ...
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refinishing soft pine floors

My home has random width knotty pine flooring throughout (even in the bathrooms!) and it is in terrible shape in the kitchen. It is beautiful so I'd like to salvage it rather than replace it but I don'...
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Fixing small knot hole in pine — compatible with oil finish

I wish to patch/fill a knot hole in a pine panel at a jointed edge. The hole is only a few mm deep. I don't think doing a sawdust + epoxy/shellac/glue filler will sit well with an oil finish, and I've ...
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Blotching like you've never seen before!

I'm pretty much a total amateur when it comes to staining. My husband hung unfinished pine doors in all our rooms about 8 years ago but never got around to staining (he really is a busy guy so no ...
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finish for a very large pine dining table — is beeswax crazy?

I am an enthusiastic but novice wood worker, and this is my first large project. The table is made of pine boards (and possibly some fir? I've been doing several projects lately and I'm not 100% sure ...
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Building a pergola on a new patio slab - wood quality

I'd like a pergola with natural wood color and grain appearance. I live near the west side of the Sierra Nevada, where drought and beetles have decimated the Ponderosa pines. An acquaintance has ...
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Harden soft pine

I made a dutch tool chest out of extremely soft pine. I was wondering if there is some penetrating finish that will harden up the outside a little bit. Obviously it won't be dent proof but maybe ...
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How to remove finish on T&G solid wood pine paneling on walls?

So, we LOVE our country cedar home, with pine walls EVERYWHERE. I've painted over them in the kids rooms and it looks great! But I don't want it to come to that in the main rooms. The stain is ...
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Finish for pine plywood art piece

I'm an artist new to wood burning (pyrographics) and I just finished a female nude on pine plywood.I would like to add a finish to the figure (not the background) as a subtle emphasis. But I don't ...
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Cutting dressed pine to make it narrower

Is there any issue with cutting along the edge as shown in the image in order to change the dimensions to 110 x 19 x 2400? What will the edge look like? Different to if I cut the long edge (2400mm)? ...
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This was my first attempt to making a coffee table. I have some issues where stain didnt take

Pine wood, miniwax pre conditioner, Miniwax honey stain This has not been poly'd yet. At this stage, I made sure I wad pretty careful and sanded really well. I also made sure that glue was ...
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How do I fix blotchy grey stain that was not absorbed evenly into pine?

I am having someone stain brand new pine steps. He prepped and sanded but the stain absorbed unevenly and almost not at all in certain places. It's Duraseal quick coat (GREY color). The guy staining ...
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Shelf made of 1x2 pine boards. Stable?

This is just a basic project for fun and experience. The shelf will measure about 48,24,12 (H,W,D). Do you think this would hold an even load of 50 lbs per shelf with 5 shelves?
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Building a table for aquarium

About 6 months ago, I built an aquarium wood table (stand). to build it, I used pine wood 0.63" sheets. for 5-6 months it was great, though few days ago I noticed that the top sheet that the aquarium ...
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Does MDF warp less than pineboards?

Background I am a very much a beginner, and I have been trying to make a long (3.6m) pelmet. (It is not a pelmet box - it goes from wall to wall, and hangs from the ceiling.) Attempt #1 was with a ...
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What is the yellow stain on the end of this pine I bought?

I bought some pine the other day and it has this yellow stain on the end: I sanded off the yellow before using the pine, but now I wonder what it was and if that was the right thing to do. So what ...
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Is wood glue enough to hold a pine serving tray together?

I'm making a serving tray out of five pieces of pine. Will wood glue be enough to hold the tray together? If not, what should I do instead?
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How long would it take to rot for untreated pine box

I want to use a box like this: As outdoor flower tub. I'll cover the inside with PE film, so no direct contact with soil expected. How long can I expect it to last until it rots and wouldn't keep it'...
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How do I correct extreme crossgrain cupping?

I was staining a set of pieces of unfinished pine for a dresser (ikea furniture) on my rooftop. First coat was put on last night around 9pm, and I was planning on doing the second coat this morning ...
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Best method for drilling thousands of holes?

I make small hand-craft timber products from my garage and I've recently been approached by a wholesaler, who is looking to purchase large quantities of a very simple product I make. The product is ...
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Treating pine for partial burial

I'm replacing my garden edging (the separator between lawn and flower beds), and I have some treated pine I would like to use. Like this: What's the best way to stop the pine from rotting?