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10-22-2012 07:43 PM

What kind of wood was used in Rowhomes in the early 1900s and what is this black covering? - 21 replies

I recently received some wood from a rowhome built around 1912 in Chester Pa. I think it is pine but i am not sure. It has a golden light brown color but it is covered in dark black dirt or stain. I tried to google this but couldnt find anything about it. Is this black stuff a toxic stain or treatment used in the early part of the century or...


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