To me, "house of wood" seems to refer more properly to a place where one can get stuff made out of wood, like "house of pizza" would refer to a place where one could find pizza, and not to a place made out of pizza.

However, "pizza house" can also be used to refer to a place that sells pizza, while "wood house" starts to feel like it might also refer to a house made out of wood.

It seems that the only 100% correct answers are "wooden house", or "house built/made out of wood", but I wouldn't know how to explain why "wood house" or "house of wood" cannot mean the same thing.


As beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so house of wood is in the mind of the interpreter.

It could be the name of a company selling timber. It could refer to a house that is made of wood. Or, in the case of a friend of mine, whose surname is Wood, it could refer to a house belonging to Wood. Indeed, his house was so named.

Wood House sounds like the name for an institution of some kind, possibly one named after a Mr/Ms Wood.

Only the phrases wooden house or house made of wood make it clear that the house is made of wood.

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