Artificial wood

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Description

Any synthetic material prepared to simulate the appearance of wood. Artificial wood has been prepared using sawdust, paper, or wood fibers mixed with glue. Printed papers laminated to hard substrates can provide good visual representations of wood. They are popularly used for counter tops, inexpensive furniture, and flooring.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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