PSE stands for Planed Square Edge and is sometimes referred to as PAR (Planed All Round). Typically either redwood or whitewood, PSE is suitable for a wide range of joinery applications where appearance is important, for example, construction work or furniture building.
PSE Timber is naturally easy to work with and machine, and is supplied unfinished, allowing you to finish the timber with your choice of stain, oil or lacquer finish.
Whitewood or Redwood?
Whitewood and Redwood are not technical terms but instead relate to the type of tree that the wood has been sourced from. As such, choosing which one to use for your PSE timber is generally done to personal preference.
Whitewood is a fast-growing spruce that is native to wetter parts of the world. Due to the speed that it grows, whitewood has a wide grain and is fairly light.
Redwood, on the other hand, is most commonly derived from pine which is native to cooler parts of the world. Compared to Whitewood, Redwood looks neater.
For further information please contact your local branch for details.