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I have some flooring to put down which has dirt on some of the facing and a little water spotting on some pieces-enough that it would be nice not to have to toss it if it will sand out at the finish phase.

can anyone comment on the suitability of the wood?
 

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Paul
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Dirt will usually sand out. Water spots....depends how deep in the grain it goes.
 

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wannabe
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A lot will sand out...

hopefully the worst damage is near the ends so you can use them in closets, or near the walls.

Things get tough when all the bad spots are in the middle of the boards.
 

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Just call it rustic, then you could probably charge more for it's unique characteristics, maybe even call it a green product cuz you're keeping it out of land fills!
On a more serious level, water spots can be tough to sand out if the spots are from the wood being out side. I dont know if you purchased the wood yet but I would test sand a piece of it to see if the spots will sand out before I made any purchases...
 
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