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Old 03-20-2007, 01:03 PM   #1
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Hey guys - looking for a little help identifying the type of wood in my kitchen floors. Just curious really, not too important.



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Old 03-20-2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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looks like old growth fir to me.

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Cool, thanks
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:31 AM   #4
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I am not 100% sure,
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I would second that vote. Fir.
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Fir was the FIRst to come to mind
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Excellent, thanks guys. Fir was commonly used (according to a neighbor who was probably alive when this place was built!) so sounds good to me!

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One thing is for sure; I can't be sure . But from the grain visible in a few boards, I'm leaning with the other guys towrd the old fir.

How old is the house, and where is it located. That often provides clues.

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Pittsburgh, 1906.

I can certainly take more pictures if that would help, but I don't know what to shoot that would be more helpful in identifying things. If you can give me advice on what to shoot for, I can get a few more snapshots. We've scraped off a lot of the adhesive, so there's a lot more exposed than there was a few days ago.

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Old 03-27-2007, 08:39 PM   #10
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Pitt 1906 Chestnut?

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Old 03-28-2007, 06:35 AM   #11
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Chestnut...hmm.

One other "hint" - these are the crummy floors. The house seems to have been divided into the "rich people" sections and the "butler" sections. The living room, dining room, and foyer have oak floors with awesome parquet borders. The kitchen and bathroom (formerly a pantry) have these floors.

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