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Forum topic by Seamus0559 posted 03-19-2013 10:30 AM 1129 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2013 10:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry quarter sawn oak lumber trim oak maple

I recently bought a home built in 1909 just outside of Cleveland. The first floor has QS white oak(I think) trim throughout, and the second floor is Cherry. I’m curious of what type it cherry it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I’m attaching pictures of trim from the first floor also. The only cherry I’ve exposed is a door on the second floor. Thanks everyone.

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 12:14 PM

Wow, the q-sawn white oak is stunning! The cherry is probably black cherry as it is the only commercial native species.

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 12:26 PM

I second the stunning vote for the QSWO … wow! With trim like that is the house framed with walnut lol?

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 01:04 PM

The contrast in the 1/4sawn oak looks amazing. It looks like it was done almost in the Stickley Mission Brown finish.

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 05:23 PM

I was surprised to learn that the studs in the wall vary, from white oak, cherry, to maple. I learned the hard way after breaking a screw tip! I never had to Pre drill a stud!

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