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  1. Flooring
    Hello - I'm considering refinishing a parquet floor - not sure whether anyone has any thoughts on that? The question I have is regarding the type of wood. The flooring person I spoke with identified the parquet as Maple which he believes is no longer made. I do not doubt that it's Maple...
  2. Painting
    Hello, I'm new to the forum because I've run into a problem with one of my projects. I recently stripped and refinished a thrift store table to serve as my dining table. I stained it with Sherwin Williams woodclassics penetrating oil stain in a custom color that I mixed. (I work at SW, so I...
  3. Painting
    I am building a new house. Interior doors and trim will be Knotty Alder, prefinished. Stain color is called "copper", which is kind of a medium cherry. I can get some exterior doors with Alder interior, and windows (Anderson 400's) with either pine or maple interior, but not alder. I will...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a maple tree about 2 feet from my house. The tree is not that large (about 8 feet) but worried that the roots might damage the foundation. Should I remove the tree? I was thinking of cutting it down to about 3 feet and try to keep it managable, but not sure if the roots will cause a...
  5. Flooring
    We are about to refinish about 1700 sq. feet of contiguous maple flooring and add maple treads to an adjacent staircase. The floor is currently a natural color, and a couple of decorator types have suggested we stain it darker. Most of the flooring contractors, however, advise that it will stain...
  6. Flooring
    I've found some reclaimed maple hardwood - it spent 50 years in a church and many of those under carpet. It looks like it was waxed, but never stained. Any thoughts on what this should be worth to buy? It is dirty and still has all the nails in it. There is little tongue damage, though. Also...
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