What is a Knotty Pine

Knotty pine simply refers to pine wood boards that feature visible knots. Knotty pine was very popular in the mid 20th century due to the rustic appeal that was popular at the time. Today, knotty pine is popular and is used to help remodelers achieve that retro feel.Apart from the sought after visual aesthetic of knotty pine, there are not many other redeeming qualities to this wood in terms of cabinetry. While it is relatively affordable, it is not very durable. Since there are other knotty woods that are easier to work for and can help achieve a similar aesthetic, like knotty cherry wood, for example, knotty pine should be used only when the end user is going after the specific look only possible with knotty pine.