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Mine, Mushroom, Home


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Key Features:
  • 6" wide, random lenths of 4 to 16 feet
  • Kiln dried and milled
  • Use inside or out
  • Rough or smooth side out
Pricing:
  • Custom milled and priced to order.
  • Pricing as of 2009.
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  • Mushroom Wood Siding
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by Deborah Holmes, Ebricks.com

Ever hear of mushroomwood?

Me neither. But I was intrigued enough by the name and other offerings of this Utah timber salvage company to spend some time poking around on their website.

I found a huge variety of woods, rescued and remilled into flooring, mantels, beams, paneling and siding. Each product has a posted material sheet that not only describes the dimensions and properties of the wood, but exactly where it came from.

So what in the world is mushroomwood?

It's not a new, exotic species, but cypress, hemlock and cedar from out-of-production Appalachian coal mines. Many of these mines were converted into mushroom growing facilities, and these planks were growing platforms for the fungi.

With a rough, rustic texture and deep weathering, the boards can be used indoors or out. Install with the weathered or smoother milled face out.

Here's a fun fact to tell your guests: The company cautions that the boards shouldn't be used in moisture laden locations unless you want the occasional mushroom sprouting. Although boards are kiln dried, a random spore could have survived the process.

Mushroomwood siding is available in 6" widths and in random length from 4' to 16'. Wider widths are sometimes available.


 

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