High Quality Reclaimed Pitch Pine
is the timber of choice for;
- Traditional and Authentic Windows. This is the only timber to have proven to withstand the test of time.
- Flooring to replicate traditional choices.
- Dramatic Staircases with strength and durability
- Structural and decorative Beams
Milled from salvaged beams, timber with this age and character is increasingly difficult to find. At Kiltra Timber we take great care to source the best quality Pitch Pine with high resin content, tight grain and rich colour.
Pitch Pine is the Heart Pine from Southern Yellow Pine but it is much denser and contains more resin than New Heart Pine (also in stock at Kiltra Timber)due to the age and quantity of heart wood.
Pitch Pine is generally considered to be recycled timber from first generation trees (trees that were standing when the first settlers landed in the 1600’s). It is believed that there were 80.000.000 acres of these trees used in the building industry up to 1900. Trees used after that are generally considered second generation trees. They were not as large and did not contain the same quantity of dense heart wood.
Reclaimed Pitch Pine flooring is particularly beautiful and is increasingly hard to source. It is highly sought after to those who understand flooring because of its exceptional beauty and stability.