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Can anyone ID what kind of wood this flooring is? To me it looks like cedar.
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Old 05-01-16, 04:42 PM
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Most likely its Yellow pine/Douglas fir.
 
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Old 05-01-16, 05:16 PM
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Agree with X, what is the current application? If flooring, cedar is too soft.
 
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Its flooring in a back room in the basement of my house. Was considering turning that entire room into a wine cellar.
 
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Old 05-01-16, 07:15 PM
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It may not look it to you, but it is a nice floor, especially for a cellar. And I concur it is either pine or doug fir. Brant would know more about midwest availability of fir. We don't see it much in the South.
 
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Yeah, it would look good if you'd sand it all down. Might have some black stains if any iron was sitting around and rusting on it, but that's character. Old growth pine is a lot better quality and is harder than the pine we buy nowadays. I'm assuming this is in an older house by the looks of it.
 
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Ya that was added in 1910 I believe. We are next to a railway so I'm sure it's probably a good quality as a lot of money was thrown into the building during its early life. After I sand it down and stain it would using something such as a Helmsman Urethane Protect it against the moisture content you see in wine cellars?
 
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Helmsman is formulated more to withstand the elements than traffic, you'd be better off using a regular poly that is made for foot traffic.
 
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