I am not an expert on knotty pine — but my goal is to become one. Key among the topics I need to research: Where to source new knotty pine in various widths, if you want to create a knotty pine room from scratch… how to clean and refresh vintage knotty pine… the different knotty woods (they weren’t always pine, I think)… more about the history of this most wondrous of materials – and very importantly, I really want to understand more richly why knotty pine was so epic-ly popular… and more. Meanwhile, here are my key resource stories to date:
About Knotty Pine:
- At a home show where I was a speaker, I meet someone who tells me about the knotty pine varieties available back in the day — and today. Read the complete story here.
New kitchen cabinets in knotty pine or look-alikes:
- Cabico made pine cabinets with honey finish, last time I checked.
- Kitchen cabinets from Holiday – planked door style, in hickory (close enough)
Where to buy knotty pine paneling, tongue-and-groove and trim:
- This knotty pine (and other wood) paneling is digitized paper on wood pulp substrate — but it looks darn close, and it is the most affordable if you’re “going for the look.”
- Amber Shellac, the classic finish (made from bug poop!), along with tips from Rust-Oleum on how to clean a vintage KP finish.
Decorating with knotty pine: