Is my staircase heart pine?
Hi! I spent 3+ hours today working at getting layers and layers of paint off of one of my stair treads. Here is a picture of what I uncovered....is it heart pine? And is it worth investing all the time into doing the whole staircase? I'm having to sand pretty deep in order to get all of that yellow paint off....I don't want to ruin the darker old patina, but in places I've had to just to get rid of that yellow.