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Durock manufacturing artifact

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 in Craft, Manufacturing, SS&CO projects

I’ve seen this for years but it never really registered until a few weks ago when I was rebuilding a section of floor (see photo below)– Durock brand cement board has a marking that repeats randomly across it’s surface. It’s that “7″ shaped line all over the sheet in the photo above. And it looks to me like that gesture is a scratch from the machinery the sheets move on and across in manufacturing. It’s a rough gesture but it’s identical everywhere it appears so it appeals to me as this very mechanical artifact– almost a little map– of the material’s creation.