At times the two timbers can look very similar, especially under different lights. Its not until you put the two next to each other you can really see the difference between Tasmanian Oak and Pinewood.
The key differences:
- The grain in Pinewood is generally curvy and Tasmanian Oaks grain is straight.
- Pinewood can throw a more yellow tone aftertime unlike Tasmanian Oak that is often referred to as pinky or red.
- Knots in Pinewood is common.
- Pinewood is a softwood, Tasmanian Oak is a hardwood. Both can used to make custom made furniture products.
- Pinewood gives that "Scandi" look, Tasmanian Oak is more traditional.
- Tasmanian Oak, due to its durability and strength is the more expensive to source.
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Pinewood (on the left) - Tasmanian Oak on the right