Did Pumpkin Pine get it’s name because it was grown near pumpkin patches?
October 31, 2013
No that is a myth but I’ve heard it said many times by people who should know better! Pumpkin Pine is simply an Antique, Reclaimed, Eastern White Pine. It is readily available in the Northeast and found in many old houses & barns. Over 100-200 years, it ages to a pumpkin patina/color due to oxidation & light….that’s where it got it’s name. No actual pumpkins involved!
It is a soft wood that has a beautiful New England style/ look. The nail and worm holes add character. It can be used for flooring although it is a soft wood but I prefer to use it for furniture, farm tables, cabinetry or mantles. Pine flooring in general would not be recommended for homes with heavy wear, animals and children