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Did You Know: Antimicrobial Components in Pine Wood

Updated: Apr 5, 2020

We don't use anything but natural products when constructing with wood. Woodworking is one of my most favorite coaching programs that allows for true "craftshumanship" opportunities. Having individual quality of design with artistry and workmanship effort shown in something made by hand from the beginning to the end gives kids confidence and more.

When we are working with wood, it's typically two types - cedar or pine. We learn the difference between the trees and working with different wood types (soft vs. hard) and even smell the difference.

Did You Know: Pine wood surfaces have antibacterial properties and effect. In addition, wood surfaces dry quickly and this dryness puts bacteria at a disadvantage. It makes sense for anyone who knows/remembers the cleaning (and smell you can never seem to forget) product Pine-Sol, that pine wood would be antibacterial. Pine-Sol was based on pine oil when it was created in 1929 and during its rise to national popularity in the 1950s. Pretty neat to know we're woodworking with a material with antibacterial super powers during this #covid pandemic time.

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