Another wood question

kerrygwMarch 18, 2009

Hello -

Just curious if anyone knows how to tell the difference between heart pine & douglas fir floors? Is there anything different in the grain of the woods? I probably won't be pulling any of it up, so checking it by cutting it probably won't work. I'm just curious if there is a way to tell - I keep getting different opinions from people who see them. Thanks so much!

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Doug fir used as flooring typically has closer grains whereas heart pine is more open grained.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2009 at 7:02PM
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Hmm... if I don't have something I know to be doug fir and something I know to be heart pine, how would I know how to tell what "closer grains" look like? Is it a big enough difference that I would look at heart pine boards (on their own)and say that it looks open grained? Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 8:33PM
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