The short story is that I need to try and match up the wood that my floor is made from. There are some areas that were patched with plywood and I would like to refinish it. This is my first attempt at adding pictures to a blog so hopefully it goes well.
I’ve refinished one room a while back and this is the same stuff so I know what it looks like when it is finished because it does darken quite a lot. Even after refinishing one room I never did figure out what type of wood it was. Here is the first room in it’s rough state. You can see where someone had to patch it up before, this was going to be mostly in a closet so I wasn’t as worried about it. I am pretty sure these patches are white pine.
OK, here it is wit a few coats of Poly. As you can see it really darkened with the finish.
Now I was able to get a piece up from the new section I need to match it up to. It looks the same as the previous room. I ran this piece through my planer and finished one end of it to see what the finished product will look like.
And here it shows how much it darkens with the finish. The finish is an oil based semi-gloss.
So here is where I could use some help. I don’t have a very good lumber mill near my place so next time I am travelling I will try to swing by a couple of places to see if they can help. In the meantime I figured I’d see if anyone out there has an idea on the identity. Even if I don’t find out exactly what it is I just need to match it up as close as I can so the new pieces blend in.
Here is what I know….to start, it’s a softwood, pretty light weight. Obviously not white pine…To me it looks like cedar when it is bare but it doesn’t smell like it and I have never heard of cedar flooring. The house was built in 1890 and this is the orginal flooring throughout the entire upstairs. The boards are roughly 4 inches wide, about 3/4” thick and are tongue and groove. Any ideas?