Two boards of blued pine lumber, all 36″ long x 7.5″ wide and one planed to 13/16”, the other 1″ thick. 3.75 board feet total. Moderately to heavy worm holes. Straight edges, planed smooth 2 sides
This lumber was reclaimed from a dying tree in Northeast Washington. We now have some beautiful pine boards with amazing blue streaks and character worm holes. Trees that have died and blued standing have the most beautiful stain, as you can see on these boards. This lumber is perfect for furniture, intarsia, crafts or any other use you can imagine.
These Blued Pine Lumber Packs are full of character and beautiful blueish coloring and natural wormy holes throughout the wood. Each piece is unique and will produce a one-of-a-kind finished product.
Bluing and Wormy Description –
Blue Pine, also known as Denim Pine, is predominately found in Ponderosa Pine trees (Pinus ponderosa). The blueing in blue pine occurs when thousands of very small beetles (pine beetle) attacks the tree by boring and burrowing into and under the bark of the tree. The beetles carry a fungus on their bodies which has a slight blue/green/gray color that is carried to the rest of the tree. The bluing is not harmful to humans and will not fade or change over time. It accepts wood stain and finishes well and has no decaying properties to the wood.
Beetles known as Pine tree borer create the oval and round holes you see in our blued pine lumber. You will also see some of these holes plugged with sawdust and small stringy wood fibers. These need to be stabilized (hardened) in order to get a smooth finish. You can incorporate epoxies and colorants to accentuate or mute these depending on finishing goals.