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Button Country

An Educational Resource for Button Collectors - originally created by Paul Rice

Copyright ¬© 2012 All Rights Reserved.                                                  Website redesigned and Maintained by Deborah Hanson

Section 14 : Wood

* To download and print pdfs of the wood worksheet click this link: page 1 & 2.

Some descriptions of these buttons may be cut off.  Full descriptions can be seen in the slide show mode.

14-1 Processed Wood - Masonite  (1-3/8")
14-1 Processed Wood - Masonite (1-3/8")
14-1.1 Processed Wood - ANN back mark  (1-1/4")
14-1.1 Processed Wood - ANN back mark (1-1/4")
14-1.1 Processed Wood - GAP back mark  (1-1/2")
14-1.1 Processed Wood - GAP back mark (1-1/2")
14-1.2 Processed Wood - Syroco/Burwood  (1-1/4")
14-1.2 Processed Wood - Syroco/Burwood (1-1/4")
14-2 Unprocessed Wood  - Carved - Shape (1-5/8")
14-2 Unprocessed Wood - Carved - Shape (1-5/8")
14-3 Back Types - Metal 4way Box Shank (7/8")
14-3 Back Types - Metal 4way Box Shank (7/8")
14-3 Back Types - Tunnel Shank  (1")
14-3 Back Types - Tunnel Shank (1")
14-3 Back Types - Turret Shank  (7/8")
14-3 Back Types - Turret Shank (7/8")
14-3 Back Types - Two-hole sew thru - 
NRA Eagle BM  (1-3/4")
14-3 Back Types - Two-hole sew thru -
NRA Eagle BM (1-3/4")
14-3 Back Types - Metal Loop Shank - NRA BM  (1-1/4")
14-3 Back Types - Metal Loop Shank - NRA BM (1-1/4")
14-3 Back Types - 3-hole Sew Thru (1/2")
14-3 Back Types - 3-hole Sew Thru (1/2")
14-3 Back Types - Threadback  (7/8")
14-3 Back Types - Threadback (7/8")
14-4.1 Decorative Finish - Paint/Lacquer  (3/4")
14-4.1 Decorative Finish - Paint/Lacquer (3/4")
14-4.1 Decorative Finish - Clear Lacquer  (1-1/8")
14-4.1 Decorative Finish - Clear Lacquer (1-1/8")
14-4.2 Decorative Finish - Stain/Dye 5-Piece Laminated (7/8")
14-4.2 Decorative Finish - Stain/Dye 5-Piece Laminated (7/8")
14-5 Mechanical Makeup - 18th c. Repoussè
Cat Gut Shank (1-1/16")
14-5 Mechanical Makeup - 18th c. Repoussè
Cat Gut Shank (1-1/16")
14-5.1 Mechanical Makeup - Inlay
Parquetry  (1")
14-5.1 Mechanical Makeup - Inlay
Parquetry (1")
14-5.1 Mechanical Makeup - Inlay of Intarsia Maple, Burl, Holly & Walnut (1-5/8")
14-5.1 Mechanical Makeup - Inlay of Intarsia Maple, Burl, Holly & Walnut (1-5/8")
14-5.1 Mechanical Makeup - Inlay/Pearl  (1-3/8")
14-5.1 Mechanical Makeup - Inlay/Pearl (1-3/8")
14-5.1 Mechanical Makeup - Inset/Leather  (1-1/4")
14-5.1 Mechanical Makeup - Inset/Leather (1-1/4")
14-5.2 Mechanical Makeup - Laminated  (1-1/4")
14-5.2 Mechanical Makeup - Laminated (1-1/4")
14-5.2 Mechanical Makeup - Laminated  (1-1/4")
14-5.2 Mechanical Makeup - Laminated (1-1/4")
14-5.2 Mechanical Makeup - Veneer  (1")
14-5.2 Mechanical Makeup - Veneer (1")
14-5.2.1 Mechanical Makeup - Laminated w/ Synthetic Polymer (1-1/2")
14-5.2.1 Mechanical Makeup - Laminated w/ Synthetic Polymer (1-1/2")
14-5.3 Mechanical Makeup - Wood with Wood (3/4")
14-5.3 Mechanical Makeup - Wood with Wood (3/4")
14-5.3 Mechanical Makeup - Wood with Wood - Dye  (1-3/8")
14-5.3 Mechanical Makeup - Wood with Wood - Dye (1-3/8")
14-5.3 Mechanical Makeup - Wood with Wood - Beads Border (1-1/4")
14-5.3 Mechanical Makeup - Wood with Wood - Beads Border (1-1/4")
14-6.1 Mounted in/on Metal  (3/4")
14-6.1 Mounted in/on Metal (3/4")
14-6.1 Mounted in/on Metal - Woven Wood Background  (1-1/2")
14-6.1 Mounted in/on Metal - Woven Wood Background (1-1/2")
14-6.1 Mounted in/on Metal - Woven Wood Background  (1-1/2")
14-6.1 Mounted in/on Metal - Woven Wood Background (1-1/2")
14-6.1 Mounted in/on Metal - Solid Background  (1")
14-6.1 Mounted in/on Metal - Solid Background (1")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Gutta Percha  (1-7/8")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Gutta Percha (1-7/8")
14-7 OME -White Metal with a rim of Bone Beads (1-1/2")
14-7 OME -White Metal with a rim of Bone Beads (1-1/2")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Yarn/Realistic  (1-1/8")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Yarn/Realistic (1-1/8")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Ivoroid (celluloid) (1-3/8")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Ivoroid (celluloid) (1-3/8")
14-7 OME - Rimmed with Paste & Shell - 18th Century  (1-1/2")
14-7 OME - Rimmed with Paste & Shell - 18th Century (1-1/2")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Celluloid  (1-1/4")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Celluloid (1-1/4")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Brass and glass (1-1/8")
14-7 Other Material Embellishment - Brass and glass (1-1/8")
14-7.1 Other Material Embellishment (OME) - Glass  (1-5/8"
14-7.1 Other Material Embellishment (OME) - Glass (1-5/8"
14-7.2 OME - Faceted cut-steels & Pin Shank  (1-1/4")
14-7.2 OME - Faceted cut-steels & Pin Shank (1-1/4")
14-7.2 Other Material Embellishment - Metal & Metal Rim  (1-1/4")
14-7.2 Other Material Embellishment - Metal & Metal Rim (1-1/4")
14-7.3 Other Material Embellishment - Paper  Decoupage (1-1/4")
14-7.3 Other Material Embellishment - Paper Decoupage (1-1/4")
14-7.4 Other Material Embellishment - Shell  (1-1/2")
14-7.4 Other Material Embellishment - Shell (1-1/2")
14-7.4 Other Material Embellishment - Shell  (1-1/4")
14-7.4 Other Material Embellishment - Shell (1-1/4")
14-7.5 Other Material Embellishment - Synthetic Polymer  (7/8")
14-7.5 Other Material Embellishment - Synthetic Polymer (7/8")
14-8.1 Working Methods - Burned Design - Pyrography (1-1/2")
14-8.1 Working Methods - Burned Design - Pyrography (1-1/2")
14-8.2 Working Methods - Carved  (1-1/2")
14-8.2 Working Methods - Carved (1-1/2")
14-8.2 Working Methods - Carved Olive wood from the Holy Land
14-8.2 Working Methods - Carved Olive wood from the Holy Land
 - Openwork (1-5/8")
- Openwork (1-5/8")
14-8.2 Working Methods - Turned (7/8")
14-8.2 Working Methods - Turned (7/8")
14-8.2 Working Methods - Lathed  (7/8")
14-8.2 Working Methods - Lathed (7/8")
14-8.2 Working Methods - Laser Cut  (1-1/2")
14-8.2 Working Methods - Laser Cut (1-1/2")
14-8.3 Working Methods - Openwork - Burwood/Syroco  (1-1/2")
14-8.3 Working Methods - Openwork - Burwood/Syroco (1-1/2")
14-8.4 Working Methods - Pressed and Dyed   (1-1/4")
14-8.4 Working Methods - Pressed and Dyed (1-1/4")

Acknowledgments: Thanks to the Peach State Button Club members for providing the majority of the buttons shown in the above images. Special thanks to Karen Farnsworth, Louella Yeargain and Barbara Barrans for collaborating in the update of this section including their contribution of several of the button images shown as examples.  A special thanks to Joan Lindsay & Joy Journeay for their expert editing skills!


References:

(1) National Button Society Blue Book - Official NBS Classification and Competition Guidelines

(2) Hughes, Elizabeth and Marion Lester.  The Big Book of Buttons. St. Johann's Press - 2010

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