“Wood is universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright
HISTORY OF MUSHROOM WOOD
Otherwise known as hemlock reclaimed wood, mushroom wood has an inspiring and historical sustainability story attached to its derivation. This name is a bit misleading since the wood is not actually made from mushrooms. This wood is used to line the boxes of mushroom crops at mushroom growing facilities today and as far back in history as 1896.
WHAT IS MUSHROOM WOOD?
The wood’s unique character is crafted by nature through a process called fungiculture. During the mushroom growth cycle, the bin wood is exposed to years of acid laden sustainable compost, moisture, and abrasion. Those enzymes digest and gradually wear away the fibers in the top layer of softwood. Once the mushrooms are harvested and the wood is sorted and cleaned, the hardy, durable wood left behind displays a deep, hyper-textured, weathered, one of a kind earthy-caramel patina. Light and shadows dance throughout its rough-grained surface.