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Outdoor uses for pine

Desired qualities: durability, discretion, adaptability, minimum maintenance

for outdoor structures

Naturally renewable material
Recyclable material
Easy to transport, install or attach
Adaptable to field constraints
Does not requires water or welding: clean worksite

Accessible, widely available
improved durability of over 10 years in grade 4
Option of guarantees (some suppliers)
Blends into the environment (green or brown colour)
Relatively light wood
No maintenance required

Some impregnated pine comes from abroad
If the pine is to be used in contact with the ground the treatment quality must be impeccable: the entire sapwood must be impregnated.
Any cuts or machining processes must be done before the wood is impregnated.

Non-exhaustive list of outdoor structures where pine wood is recommended:

  • Fence posts, goal posts, stakes for use in agriculture
  • Electricity and telephone posts
  • Fences, hoarding, noise-reducing walls
  • Different community facilities
  • Footbridges, pontoons (structure and decking)
  • Shoreline stabilisation
  • Forest barriers and signs
  • Wildlife lookouts, hunting hides and blinds, forest shelters
  • Outdoor staircases
  • Building site shoring
  • Outdoor joinery (terrace joists, lean-tos, covered courtyards, canopies, carports)
  • Retaining structures (soldier pile walls)
  • Snow fences, snow walls
  • Outdoor play areas
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Safety barriers
  • Road bollards and signs
  • Decking, terraces, beach/dune boardwalks
  • Wooden swimming pools
  • Composters, planters, flowerbed or vegetable patch edging
  • Garden shelters, greenhouses
  • Beach cabins
  • Pergolas

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Who are we ?



Who are we ?

French pine is found throughout France and provides an abundant resource of timber and industrial wood in the immediate vicinity of industry players and end users. This website was created by the APEP, l'Association pour la Promotion des Emplois du Pin (the Association for the Promotion of the Use of Pine), which unites all professionals who use French pine, whether in outdoor structures, construction, interior design, logistics or industry.