Name That Wood!

Name That Wood!

Amy Azzarito
May 1, 2009

OK smarty pants, these are all antique or vintage woods from Hudson Valley's Antique & Vintage Woods of America (no peeking at the site!) It's a Friday pop-quiz! Can you name that wood?

How did you do? Tell us in the comments!

1 Vintage American Elm, a hardwood. Unfortunately Elm tree have been ravaged by Dutch Elm disease.
2 Antique Rustic Douglas Fir, classified as a softwood but can be used for flooring. 200 years ago, Douglas Fir was the choice for flooring in the Northwest.
3 Antique Mushroom Wood, was used in mushroom farms in western New York state and Pennsylvania. The wood was cut mostly from Hemlock and Cypress trees, and was used as shelving for mushroom beds. The mushrooms would produce an enzyme that eats away the soft portion of the wood, leaving the weathered honey color.
4 Vintage Spruce, a light-colored softwood that grows along the northern Pacific Coast.
5 Vintage American Cherry

6 Antique Tobacco Barn Oak, Its name refers to its use, more than 100 years ago, as tobacco barn siding in Connecticut and in the southern U.S.
7 Antique Heart Pine, used in excess to build American factories in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Heart Pine, now scarce, only grows an inch in diameter every 30 years.
8 Vintage Old Growth Walnut, walnut was the wood of choice for 17th century cabinetmakers in Europe.

(All descriptions and wood names are taken from Antique & Vintage Woods of America)

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