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Old 03-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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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.






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

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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.
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Based on color and the fairly tight growth rings my money is on..........................Maple!
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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.
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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/
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maple, certainly not pine
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110% positive its maple. The first picture the OP showed gave it away.
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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.
That was a fun rehab.

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