Woodwork & window questions
We're renovating a 1906 Arts & Crafts house, and trying to figure out some woodwork/trim issues. The current house is in pretty poor shape aesthetically - the vast majority of the woodwork has been painted over numerous times and banged up pretty well. We are also doing an addition to the house that we would like to mesh as well as possible with the original house. And on top of that, we are redoing the heating and electrical systems, so walls (and the trim that is with them) will be ripped up all over the place, and the windows are being replaced as well. (Not our preference, but in this case because of significant damage and lead paint issues, it was the best choice.)
All of that said, we are looking to replace the existing woodwork on the 1st floor with new stained wood trim. The 2nd floor will be patched and repaired (and trimmed where necessary) but it will be painted and thus is not a big issue at the moment. On the 1st floor, we are putting in Marvin windows with pine sashes, and since we want to stain all the woodwork, one person we've talked to is recommending to put in new pine woodwork. But since we're staining it I'm hesitant to use pine for all the woodwork - I thought it wasn't great for staining? But if we put in another wood, will it be difficult to match with the windows? Here are some pictures of the few areas that are not currently painted (inside of the closet & the staircase - a total mess but there is a lot of work going on at the moment). Is that oak or another kind of wood? I'd like to keep it as true to the original house as possible but within reason. Any thoughts/experience/ideas would be greatly appreciated!