Pine or beech?
Every customer of WOODLAND faces this question. But where are the differences? Wood is and remains one of the most beautiful natural materials. But solid woods are not only different in appearance. Each type of wood has individual characteristics. In the following we would like to give you an overview of our wood species.
The beech was once the most common tree in Germany. More than half of Germany was covered by beech forests before the Middle Ages. It grows very slowly and can be over 300 years old. Due to the slow growth their wood is very hard and thus insensitive to scratches, dents and bruises. Beechwood has very fine pores that are not visible to the naked eye compared to other woods. Due to the combination of hardness and fine pores, the wood can be sanded very smoothly and not only has a pleasant feel, but is also less sensitive to soiling. Beechwood has a bright, yellow-reddish to reddish-brown color, which darkens only a little when exposed to light. The characteristic, even grain of beech wood is simple and unobtrusive.
The pine belongs to the group of softwoods and is the most abundant tree in European forests after spruce. By nature, pine is a rare species in Germany. However, because of its rapid growth, it has been cultivated by foresters and forest owners for centuries. Due to its fast growth, pinewood is one of the soft to medium-hard woods and is therefore not as resistant to quirks as beech wood. Fresh pinewood smells of essential oils contained in the resin and is slightly antibacterial. The color of pine wood is initially yellowish, almost white and darkens with time in a reddish hue. The lively grain of pine wood is characterized by comparatively high-contrast annual rings.