Trim, both exterior and interior

Dating old growth pine lumber

Door and window

Sometimes doors can swell and move in stressful conditions. It is prized by floor companies because of its strength and beauty.

Needs to breathe and can move, especially on doors. Less useful than cypress but equal to yellow pine in wet conditions. First, it develops the brown shade necessary to present the aged look.

Old-growth lumber can be found about as readily as longleaf pine. Notice the even tone of the stain. Tidewater Red Cypress This is a southern softwood that grew on the coast near saltwater, as opposed to inland or yellow cypress.

Very strong, beautiful grain, hard, not resistant. Door and window frames, trim, exterior placement and floors. The amber shellac delivers the yellow. Doors and windows or other millwork. Old-growth wood is harder and drier than new lumber and it does not make as tempting of a meal for termites.

Lumber prices began to spike as Americans looked for substitutions for our lumber addiction. Second-growth lumber is straight and clear, and when oriented vertically, it performs quite well. It is no longer as abundant as it once was.

Very strong beautiful

Before applying the first coat of shellac, use a maroon non-woven abrasive pad to knock down any fibers that raised after applying the first coat of water-based stain. The wood tends not to be knotty, and the grain is very straight. It is harder than many hardwoods. Scratches stand out after applying color.