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Andiy 03-16-2013 03:03 PM

What kind of wood is this?
 
Hey wood gurus - as part of a renovation project, I very carefully removed about 100 sq. ft. of 3/4" hardwood flooring from a 100 year old bedroom. Unfortunately, I've never had the knack for identifying wood. Any idea what kind of wood this is? Thanks.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...pse40fd0af.jpg

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...psecaa899e.jpg

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...psbfe43442.jpg

joecaption 03-16-2013 03:27 PM

Just looks like pine flooring to me not a hardwood.
http://www.lumberliquidators.com/ll/...CEEB2141D.llqa

cleveman 03-16-2013 09:44 PM

My first guess was maple, but the shot where the groove and tongue was torn away shows a fairly jagged tear and I think maple tears a bit sharper than that. Maple is usually planed a lot nicer on the back, but you mentioned it was 100 years old.

These things are difficult over the internet. It depends a lot on the weight.

Just take it to a lumberyard, not a box store, and look for someone who has been around a while and ask him.

jagans 03-16-2013 10:03 PM

Based on color and the fairly tight growth rings my money is on..........................Maple!

Dave Sal 03-16-2013 10:34 PM

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My vote is for maple as well. Here's a pic of my maple living room floor which I installed in the early 80's. :thumbsup:

BigJim 03-16-2013 10:53 PM

I would say Maple also. Here is a link to a site a fellow on our sister site has that has just about every kind of wood you can think of.

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

chrisn 03-17-2013 03:20 AM

maple, certainly not pine:no:

Jason34 03-17-2013 08:34 AM

110% positive its maple. The first picture the OP showed gave it away.

Andiy 03-17-2013 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 1139057)
I would say Maple also. Here is a link to a site a fellow on our sister site has that has just about every kind of wood you can think of.

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

Wow - that's a great site; thanks for the link. And thanks to everyone for the confirmation on the wood type.

An architect I know mentioned that they used a lot of maple back then, for floors other than kitchens.

Except of course for the bathroom, where I found they used 2" of concrete. :eek:
That was a fun rehab.


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