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Apr 13 2016

Top 3 Ways to Use Campground Blue Pine

By KC Eisenberg

We're all familiar with pine paneling on the walls. It's a well-known rustic look, evocative of mountain lodges and the Wild West. But what else can we do with it? In what new and interesting ways can pine be expressed? 

Our Campground Blue Pine is known for its exceptional color patterns. It earns its name: Because of the mountain pine beetle, the wood has incredible blue striping that pops against the vanilla tones of the pine. It looks fantastic in modern spaces, especially when paired with concrete, white tile, or stainless steel.

Here are three of our favorite ways to show off this gorgeous wood:

1. Countertops: Our Campground Blue Pine makes gorgeous countertops and butcher block surfaces! We love this lightweight, easy-to-mill surface when used in modern, sleek spaces like the ADU shown below. This ADU was designed by Polyphon and built by JRA and uses our Campground Blue Pine for its countertops, flooring, and trim.

2. Floors: Campground Blue Pine is a lightweight, inexpensive option for solid wood flooring that adds color and interest. It is available in standard widths and wide plank styles, too!

3. Architectural panels: Blue pine is a sleek and modern choice for retail spaces and reception desks. We love the Torzo panels that were milled into ultra-durable, ultra-modern, and very memorable doors and accent walls that are shown in the commercial space below. Torzo infuses our Campground Blue Pine with acrylic at their factory in Woodburn, OR. The resulting panels are suitable for high-impact commercial installations including flooring, table tops, and wall cladding (check out more photos here).