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Forum topic by jeffswildwood posted 12-25-2015 09:50 PM 499 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jeffswildwood

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12-25-2015 09:50 PM

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Hello everyone and Merry Christmas. I need to know how to match a finish if it can be done. Take a look at my boxes project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/206378 and notice the floor in front of the boxes. Can anyone tell me what kind of floor this is? I am building an entertainment center for my Son and he wants it to match the floor, or as close as possible. Shelf will be made of pine so color is what I need I guess. Thanks for the help.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".


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dhazelton

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#1 posted 12-25-2015 10:09 PM

Grain is all over the place. Some looks like oak, some looks like maple. A Golden Oak stain wouldn’t be far off.

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#2 posted 12-25-2015 10:32 PM

I do believe that is a hickory floor. The grain is somewhat oakish, but with a lot more color changes as the sapwood and heartwood go in and out. Hickory does that.

I think Golden Oak might be a bit dark with too much brown in it. I’d try a Pecan stain on a test piece of the pine. Golden Oak, I’ve worked with it a lot, and on pine it is darker than you might think.

Whatever you use, just remember it will darken a few shades more than you think due to the porous nature of pine.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#3 posted 12-26-2015 12:05 AM

Thanks for the advice. We tried colonial maple on a test piece. Close but a tad on the orange side.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 12-26-2015 04:59 AM

I installed quite a bit of wood flooring as a living and that sure looks like a natural Hickory floor. They are finished with a clear urethane finish at the factory but as they age they turn to a golden finish. Hope that helps you Jeff. Merry Christmas.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 12-26-2015 01:50 PM

Thanks Dave, have to check that stain also. His house was built in the 1940’s so if original, definitely aged (seasoned). Of coarse it could have been replaced/refinished over it’s lifetime also.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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