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Under the window was a wide bench made of a half log, commonly called a puncheon bench, and the flooring was likewise of puncheons, that is, split logs with the flat side smoothed down.
1 A puncheon was the flat surface of a split log, smoothed with an ax and pinned to the joists to make the floors of the rude cabins constructed before sawmills were introduced.
Stumped toes in summer and cracked heels in winter were always in evidence with pupils during my school days, when the country child had a log cabin for a school room and "puncheon" benches for seats, and the farmer boys and girls of the rural neighborhood wore coarse home-fashioned clothes spun and woven in looms at home.
The table and chairs were made of "puncheon," or slabs of wood, with holes bored under each corner to stick the legs in.
Innes sent a detail to Great Meadows to retrieve tools left there, and it “erected a puntion puncheon, split timber fort which when compleated must of course be of good service,” Innes predicted.