knotty pine


: pine wood that has a decorative distribution of knots and is used especially for interior finish

Examples of knotty pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With low ceilings and original knotty pine siding, not much has changed at Frank's Cafe - except for the installment of flat screen TVs, air conditioning, an internet jukebox and a pool table. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2023 The two-level house has vaulted, knotty pine ceilings, a rock fireplace, primary suite with a hot tub, and three more bedrooms. Jeastman, oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2023 Our room was decked out in knotty pine furniture and had a balcony, covered in snow, looking out over the main drag. oregonlive, 5 Apr. 2023 The living and dining rooms each have rock fireplaces and are complete with knotty pine boards and vaulted beamed ceilings. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Apr. 2022 The supper club decor spectrum ranges from white-table cloth joints like Five O’Clock Steakhouse to Blink Bonnie, where the bar is knotty pine and the walls are filled with taxidermy. Chelsey Lewis, Journal Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2022 The floors were hardwood, the walls decorated with rifles, knotty pine wood, a cross, pro-gun signs and American flags, including one that had the Pledge of Allegiance printed on it. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 14 July 2022 In the ’80s basements of our middle-class neighborhood, the only sight more common than knotty pine paneling and an open Doritos bag was a TV playing the latest release on a VCR. Lesley Finn, Longreads, 7 July 2022 In the context of the knotty pine floor, the Caesarstone-quartz island, urban in its blockiness and concrete-like finish, reads like country bluestone thanks in part to its intentional imperfections. Yelena Moroz Alpert, WSJ, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knotty pine was circa 1898

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“Knotty pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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