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Forum topic by Seamus0559 posted 03-24-2016 01:11 AM 602 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2016 01:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry maple oak alder basswood ash willow poplar beech sycamore elm floor hardwood finishing refurbishing sanding arts and crafts greene and greene modern rustic shaker traditional victorian

I posted a forum topic he other day about the wood floor species in my attic. Looks maple-ish, but the coloring is different. Beech? Elm? Sycamore?
I’ve got a few updated pictures to try to figure out the species. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 03-24-2016 01:56 AM

That yells sycamore to me.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 02:07 AM

i am looking at my maple floors and they look identical to some of your boards. that being said i don’t get these right often.

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#3 posted 03-24-2016 02:16 AM

Where do you live, that will help with what the local species are around there. Here in WI in the houses built in the 20-40s it was pine.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#4 posted 03-24-2016 02:19 AM

I live in Cleveland. The home was built in 1909. The homes on my street were all milled at a lumber yard across the street that burned down in 1915. Train tracks run right through the center of where the lumber yard was, so trees were brought in via train.

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