The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #205
Briefly describe the process for making "Masonite."
Mississippi engineer W. H. Mason invented "Masonite" in 1924. He put wood fiber under pressure — imagine putting wood scraps and water in a pressure cooker — then rapidly released that pressure. This process breaks the wood down into cellulose. Reconstituted cellulose pressed into sheets becomes "Masonite."
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Not a variety of masonry.