With the beetle kill pine epidemic finally coming to an end, it’s time to figure out what to do with all that lumber! There is a big push right now to adopt beetle kill pine as the go-to lumber because there is so much that needs to be used. The more we can use, the less will be burnt and turned into CO2. So, let’s look at some examples of how you can use the blue stain around your home:

Beetle Kill Pine for Flooring Projects

Blue stain wood looks great as flooring, but, because it’s a softwood, it’s important to keep in mind that it will scratch easily. This, hopefully,  shouldn’t deter the more graceful homeowners out there, as blue stain looks stunning when used in wide, open spaces (sing it with me now).
blue stain floor

Blue Stain Kiln Dried Flooring

 

Beetle Kill Pine for Siding Projects

This product is so popular, it’s made its way to mainstream sports. For example, Coors Field’s Blue Moon Brewery recently incorporated beetle kill pine for their decor. They used it to not only side their bar, but used it for their tables, too. Go Rockies!
Blue Stain Coors Field Blue Stain Coors Field 2

beetle kill pine siding

Beetle kill pine siding take from National Geographic

 

Beetle Kill Pine for Roofing Projects

We recently had some customers use blue stain wood for the ceiling of their living room and it turned out beautifully.

Blue Stain Siding Example

And here is some more inspiration from around the web:

blue pine ceiling

Beetle Kill Pine Furniture Projects

Here are a few more examples of what blue stain / beetle kill pine can be used for.

Blue Stain Beetle Kill Pine Desk Blue Stain Beetle Kill Pine Loft

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Whatever you decide to use beetle kill pine for, remember that by choosing blue stain you are helping to combat the damage done by these little guys:

a mountain pine beetle

And helping to restore this:

Colorado Lodgepole Pine

Colorado Lodgepole Pine

Lodgepole Pine

Lodgepole

Give us a call  to find out more about blue stain wood and get a quote or ideas for your next project!