What kind of wood is this?


  #1  
Old 12-10-16, 06:17 PM
T
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 36
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
What kind of wood is this?

Starting sanding down the hardwood I found underneath the floor in my rear parlor. Any idea what this wood type is...maybe oak? In my 1878 house. I can do a lot of things but identifying wood is not my strong suit.Name:  15494009_10154264316069397_587379164_n.jpg
Views: 276
Size:  49.8 KB
 
  #2  
Old 12-10-16, 07:01 PM
Handyone's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: U.S.
Posts: 4,807
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I'm no expert either, but have worked with wood a long time.
It looks to me like some type of quarter sawn Fir, maybe pine. It doesn't appear to be oak or hardwood.
The old growth wood will be very hard even if not hardwood.
 
  #3  
Old 12-10-16, 07:28 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 36,607
Upvotes: 0
Received 9 Upvotes on 8 Posts
It is quarter sawn, but whether pine or fir or spruce it's difficult to tell. I don't think it is oak, however.
 
  #4  
Old 12-10-16, 07:31 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,026
Received 1,900 Upvotes on 1,706 Posts
Looks similar to old growth quartersawn Douglas fir.
 
  #5  
Old 12-10-16, 09:12 PM
Handyone's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: U.S.
Posts: 4,807
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
XSleeper is probably right.

Here's a picture sample of quartersawn Douglas Fir:

Name:  douglasfirsealed.jpg
Views: 167
Size:  20.7 KB
 
  #6  
Old 12-11-16, 04:34 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 45,622
Received 824 Upvotes on 722 Posts
I also think it's Fir. While I've not worked with a lot of Fir, all the Fir that I've stained over the years looked similar to the pic.
 
  #7  
Old 12-11-16, 07:47 AM
B
Member
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Poland
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Looks like pine.. I've ordered such stuff in dmanufacturies
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: