RECLAIMED HEART PINE
Heart Pine refers to the heartwood of the tree, which is the wood’s non-living center.
This wood has real strength, hardness and a beautiful red colour.
Before the 1700’s, the USA’s Southern states were home up to 90 million acres of long leaf pine forest, where this Heart Pine grew.
Heart Pine played a key role in the Industrial Revolution and was used extensively in the 18th and 19th century for ships, log cabins and flooring before having more modern uses in hotels, Victorian houses, palaces and beyond.
As this pine’s forests reduced in size, the wood became protected from logging, so only reclaimed options are available nowadays.