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Thread: Old House wood type curiosity
08-30-2008, 07:37 AM #1
Old House wood type curiosity
Does anyone know the type of hardwood used on houses from about 1950's and earlier (especially around Middle Tennessee)? It is tough stuff, more termite proof perhaps?
08-30-2008, 07:42 AM #2
08-30-2008, 08:25 AM #3
Re: Old House wood type curiosityIt Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
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08-30-2008, 01:53 PM #4
Re: Old House wood type curiosity
Possibly AKA "kindling", i.e., wood with large amounts of sap used. Gets *REAL* hard when it ages, burns *REAL* fast though.
I owned a house in Gainesville, Florida which was built in 1894 from that stuff - I had to pre-drill all the nail holes whenever I wanted to do any nailing to it.
Was very resistant to termites too (termites like wood, not sap).
But I imagine it would have 'gone up quicker than a mobile home' had anything caught on fire.