Wood: It’s Not What It Used To Be

I once owned a converted one-room schoolhouse built in 1865. The siding and the trim around the windows, soffit, fascia, corner boards, etc. were made of pine. When I bought it, it had been without paint for years yet the windows and trim were in perfect condition. Today, if you left a wood window made of pine exposed for 2 years (or less) you would probably need to replace it.

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Wood: It’s Not What It Used To Be