We often receive enquiries about our internal Pitch Pine doors which are one of our best selling door styles we have supplied for many years. Unfortunately over the last year we have had to advise our customers that sadly we could no longer supply Pitch Pine doors, as the sources supplying the timber were not responsibly sourcing Pitch Pine timber.
But now we have great news as we are able to supply these doors again as the Pitch Pine timber used is now available and will come from more environmentally responsible timber suppliers. Pitch pine is a slow growing timber, unlike a lot of Pine species and some availability was reduced due to environmental concerns. The timber used for our Pitch Pine products now has satisfactory accreditation.
The Latin name for pitch pine is Pinus Rigida and other commonly used names include coast pitch pine and long leaf pine. Pitch pine was used extensively in the shipbuilding industry and heavy construction because the wood's high resin content preserves it from decay. It is classified as moderately durable so it was very suitable for making doors.
We have an attractive selection of these in both Victorian and 1930’s Traditional styles which are always very popular with customers renovating older properties.
Pitch pine is warm yellowish white in colour and features an attractive visible grain similar to Oak. Fans of pitch pine doors typically liked the authentic traditional look of the timber. While they could be painted, most customers will simply stain or coat with a clear varnish to bring out the naturally attractive look of the timber.
The styles of these doors are also available in an Unfinished Oak Collection. We have over 300 Oak internal doors and over 200 Oak external doors displayed on our Door Website. If you are looking at doors on our website, you can always click on the image to zoom in and see more detail to give you a better view of the timber. Obviously due to the nature of timber, the exact appearance will vary from door to door, but you can get a strong impression from the photos on the website. If you do not see the doors you require please give us a call to discuss styles and finishes with our sales team.