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Forum topic by Eac67gt posted 04-25-2017 07:02 AM 876 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2017 07:02 AM

Hi Everyone,
Question why does this piece of pine I found at Lowes have all these little knots or eyes? I am not really sure what to call them. The whole board is covered with them and was curious what causes it.
An update….....

After looking around on the internet from what I can see it would be called pecky. This could be totaly wrong for the name. It does seem though that it is an effect caused by a fungus. Again I could be way off.
If anyone know I’d be interested to hear the input.

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#1 posted 04-25-2017 07:16 AM


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#2 posted 04-25-2017 10:22 AM

I have been told that it came from a forest fire area and those are actually burns.

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#3 posted 04-25-2017 12:02 PM

Those little marks are small-branch incursions. The tree may have been in a forest fire area as Monte points out, and was trying really hard to survive. I have seen pine trees in North Georgia covered with little twigs after a controlled burn. I have also seen pine trees covered with these little twigs as a result of disease. But at any rate they are small-branch incursions. I like the look. Use the board as a door panel or something … call it bird’s eye pine  … LOL!

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#4 posted 04-25-2017 12:56 PM

Very cool. Definitely a feature piece. Bird’s eye pine seems appropriate.

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#5 posted 04-25-2017 10:48 PM

i encourage you to go back and get any others they have like that.

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#6 posted 04-26-2017 12:41 AM

Thanks for the input.
The fire thing makes sense, I understand.
I briefly looked for other boards like that the day I stopped at Lowe’s but I did not dig through the pile to look for more. All the pieces were neatly stacked and this one kind of thrown to side like no one wanted it. I guess to some this looks ugly or out of place. I have gotten different opinions from people. I guess beauty is in eye of the beholder. Some need it built into a finished piece and then can see the uniqueness of such a piece.

I will have to go back and dig around. I don’t think it is one of their bigger sellers. This actually is a Pattern Stock Eastern White Pine Board from Lowe’s.


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