Knotted Timber, Herringbone

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A seamless wood texture with knotted timber boards arranged in a herringbone pattern


A seamless wood texture with knotted timber arranged in a herringbone pattern. The image represents a physical area of 1994 x 1780 mm (78.5 x 70.1 inches) in total, with each individual board measuring approximately 700 x 100mm. The joints are filled with a solid fill and are 5 mm (0.2 inches) in width.

Knotted wood is any wood which contains a high proportion of knots. Knots occur in wood where branches are present in the source tree. Knots negatively affect the strength of wood and make it more difficult to work with. Wood with many knots is therefore generally graded lower than a comparable species with less knots. The resulting irregular pattern within the grain is a desirable product for some, and hence is used commonly in architecture and construction. Wood products containing knots can be polished, weathered, or smoothed, and can be stained to create a variety of finishes. Knotted timber is used in cladding, facades, flooring, landscape decking, and interior design.

This texture is an example of a herringbone pattern. Named for its resemblance to the skeleton of the herring fish, this pattern is formed with a series of interlocking rectangles positioned perpendicular to each other. Its use in the built environment dates back to at least Roman times and remains popular in contemporary architecture for a range of applications including tiled surfaces and parquet flooring.

This image is seamless, meaning it can be tiled repeatedly for use in architectural drawings and 3D models. It can be used as a SketchUp texture, Revit material or imported into Photoshop for use in 2D illustrations. You can download a high resolution version of this texture and a matching bump map or CAD hatch (compatible with AutoCAD and Revit) using Architextures Create with a Pro Subscription.

Design Data

Knotted Timber
Total Dimensions
78.5 x 70.1"
Unit Dimensions
700 x 100 mm
Joint Dimensions
0.2 x 0.2"

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