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Advertisement for Beaver Board, 1917

Beaverboard (also beaver board) is a fiberboard building material, formed of wood fibre compressed into sheets. It was originally a trademark[1] for a lumber product built up from the fibre of clean white spruce[2] made from 1906 until 1928 by the Beaver Manufacturing Company at their plant in Beaver Falls and marketed from their headquarters on Beaver Road, in Buffalo, New York.

Beaverboard has occasionally been used as a canvas by artists. The painting American Gothic (1930) by Grant Wood was painted on a beaverboard panel.[3]

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  1. ^ "beaverboard". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Accessed 11 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Advertisement". Keith's Magazine on Home Building. XXXVII (2). Minneapolis, Minn.: M.L. Keith: 112. February 1917. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  3. ^ "American Gothic". Art Institute of Chicago. Retrieved 28 December 2021.