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 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 The classic beach house, built in 1953, has knotty pine woodworking, a gas fireplace, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. oregonlive, 11 Oct. 2021 The cars are boxy, the coats are sheepskin, the lapels are yawning, the potatoes are served in a cream sauce, and the rec rooms are paneled in knotty pine. Molly Young, Vulture, 30 Sep. 2021 Arnold Berke is still scratching his head over a note penciled on some knotty pine paneling in the basement of his former house in Tenleytown. Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2021 Old barns, pottery collections, knotty pine kitchens and patchwork quilts fill the pages, highlighting real homes furnished over many decades. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2021 Also think Sissel rugs, knotty pine furniture, and an ample dose of natural light. Vogue, 11 Mar. 2021 The two-level cabin has a knotty pine interior, wood-burning insert and a living and dining area that opens to a deck with a view of the Zigzag River. oregonlive, 19 Dec. 2020 Many homes built in the 1950s and 1960s have knotty pine wall paneling, which makes rooms feel small and dark. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of knotty pine

circa 1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of knotty pine was circa 1898

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4 Jan 2022

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“Knotty pine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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