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Swedish Pine?

  • 04 Dec 2020 8:26 PM
    Reply # 9406030 on 9394803

    Thanks for the info.

  • 01 Dec 2020 9:35 AM
    Reply # 9397268 on 9394803

    I did a bit of research this morning, and the best guess I have is that "Swedish Pine" would most likely be Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris. As far as I know this is the only native Pine species to Sweden. There are a couple of newer introduced species (Lodgepole/Pinus contorta and Mugo/Pinus mugo) so it is possible, but less likely, that it is one of those.

    As for a closely matching wood locally, I can't say. Scots pine tends to have a bit more contrast between heartwood (slightly reddish-brown) and sapwood (white/yellow) while Lodgepole will be more uniformly pale/yellow. I doubt it is Mugo since it is more typically grown as a shrub.

  • 30 Nov 2020 8:59 AM
    Message # 9394803

    My daughter bought a weaving loom made out of Swedish pine.    She has asked me to make her a "warping board" that is used to lay out the "warp" before weaving.   It's a simple rectangular frame about 3ft sq with some dowels spaced out over the surface.   

    I was thinking of making it out of maple,   but  it might be nice to match the species of the loom.   She's not real picky about appearance's and like me she values function over form.

    Does anybody in this august group know of an easily available wood type that would look like Swedish Pine?  


    Mike Jolley

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