We happen to be nestled in the “Mushroom capital of America” and while this may not seem to be relevant for reclaiming wood….it is! Mushroom wood is the wood that lines the walls of the mushroom houses and every few decades, it is replaced. It is a cypress or hemlock wood and the enzymes in the mushrooms eat away the softest part of the wood, creating a completely unique look. Because mushroom board was originally used for interior applications, it has a more consistent look and color than barn siding. The fronts of the boards have a texture and look like no other wood, almost resembling driftwood. The backs, however, have no wear and offer a great alternative to Brownboard or an interior barnwood. The wear and color of the backs is very consistent and is great for applications such as exposed ceilings or walls. The advantage to Nautical wood over typical barn siding is the consistency and low waste factor. They are not random width nor random length, so the yield is very high in comparison to random width, random length barn siding and this also quickens the installation process.
Species: Cypress or Hemlock