How Much Does Knotty Pine Cost?
Knotty pine of one of the most common materials used in a country-inspired or rustic-designed house. Because of its large knots, or defects, this type of pine can give your home an aesthetically pleasing pattern. This is the reason that it is commonly used for walls, flooring, or cabinetry. Rustically designed bathroom vanities, for example, are greatly complemented with the use of knotty pine. Sold in a variety of forms, knotty pine ranges from pre-finished pieces for wall paneling to decorative beams and columns.
How much does it cost?
- Like any other wood used for wall paneling and furniture, the price of knotty pine can vary from one distributor to another. The price can also change depending on the quality of the wood, the size and thickness, and the amount of wood that you purchase.
- For example, Homecraftveneer.com sells knotty pine in different sizes. A 2′x8′ piece costs $37 while 3′x8′ and 4′x8′ piece would cost $54 and $71 respectively.
- Another site dedicated to selling quality wood of all types, Woodboardsandbeams.com gives a clear pricing of the knotty pine wood according to the size and is priced by linear foot or by piece. Regardless of whether it is an interior or exterior grade, the average cost for a 1″x4′ size of wood can cost $0.73. A piece that measures 1″x4′x16′ can cost around $20. The price then increases as the sizes increase.
- Since most knotty pine is sold by the panel that typically measures anywhere from 1′x4″ to 2′x8″, the prices are going to range anywhere from $2 to as much as $6 per panel. The price can often go up and down depending on the pine finish.
What is going to be included?
- Buying knotty pine can be done on your local store like Home Depot or through some reputable websites. The latter is favorable if you live in an area away from a local store. However, it is good to buy the wood in person since you can check its quality. By buying it in person, you can also choose the pieces you want since some may have imperfections or be slightly discolored compared to the rest.
- When you buy wood for yourself, you need to decide whether you will buy by board foot or with its dimensional size. Buying online, on the other hand, is easy as you just need to do everything in front of your computer. Once the order is placed, your knotty pine will then be delivered to you on the agreed upon date.
What are the extra costs?
- Shipping fees. Regardless of the quantity of your order online, it will be shipped to you wherever you are in the country . However, you will likely shoulder the expenses for the shipping fees. Because a large order of wood can be very heavy, the shipping costs will be more than usual.
- Delivery. If you shop for wood in your local area, you can actually just place it at the back of your pickup truck if the quantities allow. If not, the store will usually deliver it in your house. Some stores will offer this for free while others will charge for it.
Factors that influence the price:
- Size. As the wood’s size increases, the value of it increases as well. However, the more wood you buy, the cheaper it will be per piece. Buying in bulk can always save money.
- Wood grades/Quality. Some knotty pines are known to be a lot cheaper than the others. However, their quality could not be compared with those woods that are priced high due to the outstanding quality. As we all know, wood is priced according to its grade. First grade woods may be more expensive, but it will have very few noticeable defects.
Tips to know:
- When buying wood, always check for the possible defects. Although some the defects in a knotty pine make it appealing, you should check that there are no defects that will pose a threat to quality later.
- Knotty pines are usually used for decorative purposes only since it is a very soft wood and knots may cause it to split, break, or bow. This is also the reason that the wood is primarily used for walling rather than flooring.
How can I save money?
- Shop around (both locally and online) for the highest quality yet cheapest knotty pine wood. Watch the local ads for times when their lumber is on sale, which is usually once every few weeks. Sales may occur according to the time of year as well.
- If you are going to buy the wood locally, there is no reason you should have to pay for delivery. Ask a friend, relative, or neighbor to borrow a truck if you need one. You can load and unload the wood yourself, saving you from paying for this service.