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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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this is my second post on this subject, thanks to all who responed last time,

my pictures were v poor last time,

I have now cleaned and sanded a section of the floor and here are 2 new photographs, both close up and including the endgrain.

this floor is in a southern UK house built around 1960,

I need to match the wood in order to repair the floor.

any help you can give is much appreciated.

Thanks, Clive.
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Hi Clive

Could it be elm? 1960's I would have thought pine or spruce, but it doesn't look like those. Oak is unlikely because of the cost, although it is used widely enough around here in Croatia.


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you might try The Wood Database | Hardwood and Softwood Lumber Identification for Woodworking or List of woods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The wiki site gives names which you can click on which give you an article with picture.

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While I am not well versed on what is common in the UK. If I had to guess I'd say that looks an awful lot like walnut. It's definitely NOT oak.


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