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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #581

    This material's proponents claim that it is harder than walnut and more stable than oak. Technically a grass, the product has come into use as a substitute for tongue-and-groove hardwood flooring. What material am I referring to?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #580

    When early American townships were being developed, it was common to offer lots of various lengths along street frontages. Depending on a person’s inclinations or financial strength they might purchase a lot of 1, 2, 3, or 4 rods wide. How wide is a 4-rod lot?  

    Answer to Puzzler #580


     

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

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    Installation of a traditional hardwood floor.
    Photo: Randy O'Rourke/ Courtesy Taunton Press

     
     
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