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Old 05-01-2009, 04:31 PM   #16
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what kind of wood is this?


Please, you have us all drooling now. Could you possibly post better, maybe macro pictures? This floor is so unique and should be saved- -PERIOD! I consider you very lucky. Thanks, David

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Old 05-01-2009, 04:33 PM   #17
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If you have a loose sample, weigh it and measure its volume and compare it to the listed densities for dry wood.
Maple is 39 to 47 pounds/cu. ft. = 0.36 to 43 oz/cu. in.

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wow, was not expecting such an out burst of enthusiasm. my wife is saying the same sort of things.. but the rest of our house has oak with dark walnut stain. so she prefers the floor a bit darker to go with the flow. she definately loves the floors though!

with this in mind, i went to HD and picked up some pre-tinted dark walnut wood filler and filled any of the old nail holes. see the dark smudge on the white piece of wood, right hand side. i will go over this with a piece of 100grit sand paper so only the nail hole is covered with the wood fill (waiting for it to dry).

here are some close up pictures:




and notice the swirl marks i left with my amateur edger technique... i plan on going over it with 100 grit orbital sander, hand held. i must make these floors look perfect..




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you wouldn't believe what i went though to find this floor..

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Yoyizit , i only had one lose sample and it was old and ugly. i threw it in the garbage and replaced with a piece of oak i got from HD. this was back before i sanded the floors and realized what i had.

otherwise, the floor is solid, nothing lose. each piece is 1" thick, 3" wide and lays directly on the floor joist. it is tounge & gove.
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WOW. WOW. WOW. If it weren't for my 8 to 16 inch wide heart of pine plank floors I would be dying of jealousy.

DH got me this book: What Wood is That? (Herbert Edlin). It came with good identification tools for wood and even has samples to compare.
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ok.. my wife read this thread and may be swayed! she is now thinking to do a "natural stain" or no stain at all.. just poly.

but i already applied the walnut wood fill.. darn. so, i will go back and hole punch each hole to compress the dark wood fill INTO the wood. then i'll go over it with two different wood fills.. "natual" for the light strips and "mahogany" tinted for the red strips.

what are your suggestions on how to properly finish this floor? what products?

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The best I have found is "OldMasters" poly. I prefer the oil based. Excellent self leveling properties, you can just about just slap it on and it levels to a smooth brush mark free finish. It is very durable.
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Cherry and maple sound right to me, given the photo. If it was oak, the "pin" characteristics in the grain would "probably" be a give away clue. Please, please, please, do not stain this floor. I HATE it when people stain or (color) paint nice hardwood. Sorry, I'm a purist...

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Yup pretty darn sure everyone is right....cherry and maple for sure. DO NOT STAIN! Staining my favorite hardwood-cherry is about as bad as spray painting a new benz with $4 cans from HD. In fact if this beautiful floor gets stained, I believe I have all lost my faith in carpentry and will drop out of the trade forever to work at a burger joint. Please sir...Please help keep me employed. I will chuckle the next time i install an osb subfloor and remember that floor in your home
Please post some updated pics once the floor is polyed
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quick question... how do you properly apply poly (say that 3 times fast!).

i am using minmax gloss super fast trying professional poly. it says also on the can that NO SANDING is required (this is why we bought it).

last year on the pine plank 2nd floor of the house we put on poly in thin amounts with a brush. it caused micro-bubbles. but this was the instruction on the can.

then, later we went and did our oak living room floor with the same product. but decided to add more ample amounts per brush to get less bubbles (no idea how we came up with this theory). it worked, went on flawless.

in the kitchen this morning i applied same technique as living room, a lot of poly per brush stroke. and when it dried.. bubbles! ugg... this technique worked for the living room but not the kithen, no idea why. what am i doing wrong?

in the mean time, i will wait 36 hours for poly to dry and rent large square vibrating sander with 220 grit to lightly dust the floor. vacuum/tack it clean, and apply a THIN coat of poly.

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properly apply poly
ploperly apply ploly
properly appry plolly
plopperly plopply plolly
oh forget it....
is this the same can for all three applications?
i've used it for years and never had a bubble problem.

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Ok, now I may have been mis-informed. I have never tried this trick before. I was told by a fellow contractor that after a coat of poly, he would quickly run over the area with a torch-keeping distance. And he said it brings the bubbles right to the surface. Anyone wanna comment on this technique?
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Use a lambs wool applicator.
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I was told by a fellow contractor that after a coat of poly, he would quickly run over the area with a torch-keeping distance.
lol.. ya, i'll get right on that.

Ron, thanks for the tip its working out great right now. my wife is at this very moment using a lambs wool aplicator pad. its going on smooth as a baby's bottom.

we did a light pole sand with 220 grit mesh (used for drywalling). the poly goes a bit white after the sand, but it takes all the bubbles out. then, apply another thin coat using the applicator pad and the colour deepens again and now it is SMOOOOOOTHH...

pictures are forthcoming.

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