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Forum topic by Michael Clark posted 07-07-2009 05:18 AM 855 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michael Clark

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07-07-2009 05:18 AM

I purchased a house recently. It was built between 1949 and 1956 depending on who we ask.

I don’t know enough to tell the difference.

It looks like this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25455931@N07/3539814399/in/set-72157618284764125/

and an unstained bit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25455931@N07/3696466354/in/set-72157618284764125/

I’m guessing that because of the age of the house, it is either Heart Pine or Oak. Both are/were common in the Georgia area.

At some point in the past 50 years, those floors were covered by carpet. There should be a law.

-- Sometimes... At night... My router tells me to do things to wood. Bad Things.


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 05:23 AM

It’s hard to tell from the photos the one with out stain could be oak but it’s hard to see with photos you have.

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Michael Clark

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 06:24 AM

Yeah. I’m not in the country right, so I told the wife to cut a small piece off in a closet or take a little bit off the end of where it transitions to tile and bring it to the lumber yard and ask them.

-- Sometimes... At night... My router tells me to do things to wood. Bad Things.

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Durnik150

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 07:09 AM

That second picture and some of the grain in the first one almost looks like walnut. I don’t think it is commonly used for flooring. I would lay my two cents that it is oak instead of pine.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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John Gray

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 08:00 AM

I just looked thru a box of reclaimed hardwood flooring samples that are in the shop and my guess is Oak.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#5 posted 07-08-2009 03:20 AM

Its oak

-- barlow

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