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Originally a trademark of the Beaver Board Company (1905) for a pulp composite Wallboard made from wood pulp and/or waste paper. Now the term beaverboard is generally used for a variety of rigid, laminated fiberboards. Beaverboards became a popular interior finish wallboard because they were available in many types of finishes, such as pebble-surfaced, and could be painted or decorated with stenciled designs instead of wallpaper.
Synonyms and Related Terms
beaver board; fiberboard; wallboard;
Resources and Citations
- C. Gould, K. Konrad, K. Milley, R. Gallagher, "Fiberboard", in Twentieth-Century Building Materials, T. Jester (ed.), McGraw-Hill: New York, 1995.
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)