What are these walls made of?
Hey, guys. I've got a question about the interior walls for the house in which I live - I can't identify them, but I know it's not drywall or plaster.
This house is pretty old - I believe it was built in the 1950s? Maybe before. (I don't own the house, so I'm not sure.) The walls are kind of....soft to the touch, I suppose, and they feel hollow. They've been painted over, but there are deep vertical grooves every 12 inches or so, like some type of paneling.
I removed the switchplate for the light switch to see if I could figure out what it was, but I couldn't really tell - it seemed almost like some really soft chipboard or something. I can't tell, but I took some pictures and I was hoping that someone with expertise might be able to identify it.
They are here:
Can anyone tell what this is? This isn't like, MDF board or something, is it?
Edit: Or some other type of particleboard?
Last edited by lunchmeat317; 03-08-2010 at 07:40 PM.