The versatility of Eastern White Pine really shows when you get to see this sustainable softwood rendered into furniture in a broad range of styles, including classic, traditional, country, rustic and modern. Here’s a sampling of ways in which craftspeople have made the most of Eastern White Pine’s ease of carving, natural knots and markings and other trademark characteristics.
Classic: The Windsor Chair
Originating in England in the 16th century, the Windsor chair is now an American classic, as colonists replaced the British version’s elm seat with Eastern White Pine, which is easier to carve into a comfortable, deep-saddled seat. Thomas Jefferson was said to have sat in a Windsor chair while signing the Declaration of Independence.
Traditional: Custom-Built Farm Tables by A Vintage Wren
Based in New Hampshire, custom furniture maker A Vintage Wren often uses locally sourced, sustainable Eastern White Pine as the main material in their contemporary wooden creations, like this table.
Country Style: Sadie’s Amish Hutch
Fitting right into farmhouse-style interiors, Sadie’s Hutch is handmade by the Amish with premium-grade Eastern White Pine, available in a variety of paint, stain and antiqued finishes.
Rustic: Benches Made of Eastern White Pine Trunks
So simple, so gorgeous! Artist Virginia Overton created an outdoor installation for the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, including these rustic benches made of solid slabs of Eastern White Pine.
Modern: Handcrafted White Pine Furniture from Spain
Spanish furniture brand Ventura uses sustainably managed white pine for its gorgeous range of modern wooden furniture, including desks, stools, side tables, cabinets and even a casing for a 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp.