knotty pine


Definition of 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 Spike buck or 12-pointer; shot by a guest or family member, each rack is hung on the cabin’s knotty pine interior — an arrangement that has come to be known as the Wall of Death. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Minnesota deer hunting camps will have a different feel in 2020," 5 Nov. 2020 There’s a one-room beach house lined with knotty pine, with a living room and a partial kitchen. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.6 million Oakland County retreat built on remains of 100-year-old golf course," 12 Sep. 2020 Snapped in the mirror of a cozy looking gym—note the cute dog and knotty pine—Smith's pose purposefully pulled focus to her mid-section, her six-pack framed by ribbed, heather grey leggings and a matching sports bra. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Willow Smith’s Six-Pack Is the Ultimate Home Workout Inspiration," 9 Sep. 2020 The mountain retreat, trimmed in river stone and knotty pine, overlooks the 8th tee box and green at the Lake Arrowhead Country Club. Los Angeles Times, "David Arquette parts with mountain retreat," 2 Apr. 2020 While their roots are plainly Finnish and Scandinavian, stylistically, the older ones tend to rock the 1950s ski-chalet look with lots of plaid cushions and knotty pine, and the more recent entries have a cool monochromatic design. New York Times, "Napping Away Winter in Montreal’s Nordic Spas," 19 Feb. 2020 The bedroom on the other side includes a storage wall paneled in knotty pine. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$2 Million Homes in Pennsylvania, New York and New Orleans," 18 Mar. 2020 Commune used knotty pine plywood, one of the most inexpensive finishes available, at about $2.25 per square foot. Lexi Mainland,, "One-Step Makeover: Books, glorious books," 27 June 2019 Then light hues return for a breath in the master bedroom suite, where the bathroom is clad in Calacatta Mandria marble and the serene bedroom is anchored by a minimalist four-poster knotty pine bed designed by Beckstedt. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "ELLE Decor Celebrates 30 Years with a Stunning New York City Residence," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of knotty pine

circa 1898, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2020

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“Knotty pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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