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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #205

    Question

    Briefly describe the process for making "Masonite."

    Answer

    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."
     


     

    Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler:

    http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html


     

    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2004, Dave Guadagni.

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