Knotty Pine - Stair Building Lumber
Knotty pine can be used to refer to regular pine lumber with an extraordinary large number of knots in each board. It doesn't make a very good structural building or framing material, but decorators and interior designers have been using it for years on walls and ceilings.
Knotty Pine Story
When I was about 20 years old, I went to visit my girlfriends step
mother who live by the beach. We arrived at her home a little earlier
than we should have and found a key to the house, strategically located
under a potted plant.
We went into the home, checked things out and then both of us sat down on a couch, in the living room. One of the walls had been finished off in knotty pine and to our surprise, a large majority of knots were missing. This is very common with this type of building material, some of the knots loosen over time and fallout.
It was kind of creepy, because we got the feeling that someone was watching us. When I finally took a little more time to examine the wall, I noticed someone staring at me. It looked like someone had drilled a hole in the wall, removed one of the knots and couldn't take their eye off of me.
I couldn't take it anymore and finally walked over to the wall and was going to poke the person directly in the eye, as a punishment for staring at me. The closer I got to the knotty pine, I realized that someone had placed a picture of an eyeball, behind a knot that it fallen out of the wall.
Even though that ended my frustration with the thought that someone was staring at me, it still gave me the creeps. The moral to the story is simple, if you have knotty pine installed on one of your walls or ceilings, in your home, poke out one of the knots in place a picture of someone's eye behind it.
I can't believe how much fun I had with this story or listening to the stories from other people who have done the same thing.
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