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Another wood question

Posted by kerrygw (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 18, 09 at 18:29

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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RE: Another wood question

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


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RE: Another wood question

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!


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RE: Another wood question

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/pine.htm

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/fir.htm


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