My name is Katherine.
I am currently building and hope to lay a timber floor over a concrete slab.
Appreciate any info on which type of timber I should use. I am hoping to stain the floor with black japan. I would like a very black floor with a slick surface so what could i use on top to produce that effect?

I know the harder the timber the more expense and the less likely it will take up the stain, but I do want to make sure its will look good with wear and tear of two little one's.

Also I would like to find someone who is interested in furniture making. I would like a couple of custom pieces for the new house. A console table and base for a lounge.
If anyone is interested, please let me know.