National Geographic : 1917 Jan
EXAMPLE NO. 3 '"Pecky" Cypress Used as Interior Trim ! on one of the most artistic of America's great estates. NO. 3 in SERIES SHOWING "PECKY" CYPRESS IN MR. HENRY FORD'S NEW RESIDENCE. ANOTHER CORNER IN THE "FIELD" ROOM: ESTATE OF HENRY FORD, ESQ., DEARBORN, MICHIGAN. MR. W . H. VAN TINE, ARCHITECT, DETROIT. Remarkably skillful artistic use of the LOWEST GRADE of Cypress, "the Wood Eternal" is shown above. The architect deliberately sought the parts of the Cypress logs which retain the visible evidence of ATTACKS BY ROT GERMS and their COMPLETE DEFEAT. This is the confirmation, to the most cynical, of the longevity of Cypress. Mr. Van Tine writes as follows: "April 19, 1916.-My object in using Cypress is the fact that I get better quality of wood for many purposes than other kinds and grades of lumber. The object of this room (the one shown above) was to produce an old, quaint effect . . . . The selection of the worm-eaten and old wood ("Pecky") has taken on a very important factor in the room. I have found Cypress a very satisfactory material and RELIABLE for OUTSIDE and INSIDE work, and take pleasure in making this statement." (Signed) W. H. VAN TINE. JUST WRITE FOR VOL. 2-IT'S A FASCINATOR AS WELL AS A MONEY-SAVER. ("Pecky" Cypress is the LOWEST GRADE of Cypress, "the Wood Eternal"-but it'sfinefor what it's goodfor.) Let our "ALL-ROUND HELPS DEPARTMENT" help YOU. Our entire resources are at your service with Reliable Counsel. SOUTHERN CYPRESS MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION 1224 Hibernia Bank Building, New Orleans, La., or 1224 Heard National Bank Bldg., Jacksonville, Fla. INSIST ON CYPRESS AT YOUR LOCAL LUMBER DEALER'S. IF HE HASN'T IT, LET2 US KNOW IMMEDIATELY. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."