Urgent help: Which wood specie to match strand woven bamboo?

mudwormNovember 28, 2012

I'm having a heck of hard time finding a 6x14 flush mount carbonized strand woven bamboo floor register. My floor is being installed next Thursday, so I'd better have it purchased and stained before the floor guys come.

The best bet I have right now is purchasing online (on ebay). This listing has quite a few species available in the size 6x14. All are unfinished, so I'll need to stain the vent anyway.

- American Cherry
- Brazilian Cherry
- Brazilian Walnut
- Hickory
- Maple
- Red Oak
- Santos Mahogany
- White Oak

And here is the flooring I need to match:

Can you gurus tell me which vent I should get that can closest resemble my flooring after staining?

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I would choose the brazilian walnut, or the brazilian cherry

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 6:58PM
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sloyd, Thank you for your input!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 2:51PM
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Oaks and Hickory have too open a grain. Even American cherry ... but test stains on the back of the register to make sure.

Start by trying just clear sealant, then any stain where the color is close to the final floor color you want, which appears to be a medium reddish brown.

Ignore the names - your floor is bamboo and the register may be Brazilian walnot and the best stain color may be "chestnut".

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 11:28AM
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