The August issue of Old House Interiors features a Catskills cabin including several rooms decked out in 1950s knotty pine kitchen. I adore knotty pine, and if I ever finish off my attic – it’s getting knotty pine paneling finished with amber shellac.
Knotty pine was very popular in the postwar era – due to our country’s continued fascination with both colonial and our western-ranch heritage…because it was easy to DIY (in an era of much DIYing)…and because it was inexpensive.
One of the interesting points from the story – EVERYONE loves this cottage and the owner’s builder-friend is going to start replicating the look (and the small house) in other, new Catskill cottages. I’m tellin’ you, that whole 50s live small, live cosy and unpretentious thing – it’s big!
Pick up your copy of Old House Interiors in bookstores (like Barnes & Noble), or call the editorial office for a copy: (978) 283-3200 during ET business hours. Photograph(s) by Steve Gross and Sue Daley for Old-House Interiors.
Seems like everyone has knotty pine memories — what’s yours?