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Old 09-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Hi I'm trying to figure out what kind of wood this is. The house was built in The northeast in 1929 and the floor has a shellac finish. I've been told a couple different things in the past.
My guess is straight grain fir. Some have told me heart pine.


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The reason I'm asking is I'm removing a wall, and possibly adding same flooring into the kitchen. If I can find it. Funny thing is I have two jobs going with this same flooring. Both need to be patched.

If more pics are needed with better light let me know. Thanks for the help.
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Sugar pine? Is that a species? Either way it looks like pine to me.

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I did a search using pine. I found a pic of quartersawn heart pine. It looked really close.
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old growth heart yellow pine.
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Kinda looks like Red Cedar... not as knotty though

http://www.cedar-closet-linings.com/Cedar_Flooring.htm
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I just read the second part of your post about patching. Best bet to find materials to patch with are to either go to the closets, of find another house of the same era in the area that's beyond repair & salvage from it. Finding new materials to patch with are going to be out of the question. There's no old growth trees like those being harvested anymore.

When I get the chance to buy salvage rights to houses being destroyed, I pull the old flooring & warehouse it for occassions just like this.
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Looks like there may have been some patching done already. The left side looks a little different than the right side of the pic. Anyway, it still looks like long leaf pine to me. Quartered. I know fir wood is popular in some areas and the two species are similar so you may be on the right path to this wood.
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I have to agree with Adams.. It looks to be 2 different woods. The left side looks like fir. The right looks like heart pine.
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I found this website. I'm going to call today. It would be nice if they could send s sample.

http://www.longleaflumber.com/antiqu...#clear1quarter
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I got my estimate today for the flooring. They want $16 a square ft. Thats a little over the job budget lol. Thats probably not bad for a extinct wood.

Now the ho want to see if we can savage the rest of the floor and sell it.
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Heartpine......Appalachian Woods in Staunton, Va. They deal in reclaimed antique woods.....spendy though.

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