Prized for its wide, straight grain, lustrous patina and knotted appearance, pine has the ability to withstand changing humidity with the least amount of expansion or contraction. It is one of the most common woods used in furniture.
Adding dimension, color, character and smoothness to the wood, a multi-step finishing process also preserves the wood's natural beauty. This wonderfully enhancing process is highly desirable, and found in the finest furniture.
Small holes are made to emulate these ravages of time by using a tool with thin rods tipped with a round metal ball.