Working with pine, tips and tricks for success

Pine draws a lot of unglamorous assignments-window casings, garage shelves, and so on-but it dresses up nice, too. The same wood you used in shop class lends a nice look to country-style furniture.

However, if you've grown accustomed to working with hardwoods, it pays to make a few adjustments when you build with pine. It's soft, so it damages easily, and it contains resin canals, which produce pitch that can create finishing problems. Our downloadable guide shows you how to handle those challenges and achieve success with pine.

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