I just finished the first coat of stain on a KNOTTY PINE coffee table. This is very unique as it is the size of a small kitchen table , 36IN SQUARE. Not many living room areas these days would accommodate such a large piece , definitely not mine! Only thing left is three or four coats of lacquer and off to my next project. Honestly , I have talked to other fellow woodworkers and they avoid pine for various reasons but it is one of my favorite species to work with. It also shows lots of character!