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    Default what floorboards wood is this?

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    any idea what type of wood these boards are?
    thanks in advance
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    They look like Baltic pine. What is the width?
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    No idea, I'll measure up tomorrow. Der me.
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    G'day,

    Looks like Tassie Oak or Vic Ash to me...

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    Vic Ash/Tassie Oak +1

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    It has to much grain for Vic ash. The swirls are to big for Tas oak. It has a consistancy in grain of Radiata Pine as well as Black Butt. It is a wide board about 130mm wide. Radiata pine is not used as a flooring as much. To soft. But it is used sometimes. Very uncommon. I am going for either Black butt, Australian Beech or stringy bark. Do a dent test. drag an edge of a coin over the floor and tell us if it dents easly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry McCully View Post
    It has to much grain for Vic ash. The swirls are to big for Tas oak. It has a consistancy in grain of Radiata Pine as well as Black Butt. It is a wide board about 130mm wide. Radiata pine is not used as a flooring as much. To soft. But it is used sometimes. Very uncommon. I am going for either Black butt, Australian Beech or stringy bark. Do a dent test. drag an edge of a coin over the floor and tell us if it dents easly.
    Plenty of radiata pine flooring in Melbourne. But doesn't look like it to me, no knots Does look like pine. Oregon ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by namtrak View Post
    Vic Ash/Tassie Oak +1
    +2 - Mountain ash - ie: Tassie Oak or Victorian Ash IMO.
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    Thanks everyone for your replies.
    i measured them today, they are just shy of 110mm wide. Four boards measures 435, not 440.
    i didnt think to try denting them though. Will do tomorrow when I head over again.
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    Oh, in case it makes a difference, the house was built in the 50's prob 55-56, but no later than 58.
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    That is Radiata or Oregon Pine, Need to see more samples to be sure of species.
    I am thinking Radiata even with the lack of knots.

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    Vic/Mountain Ash so we'll call it 'Tassie Oak' and the boards are 108 wide - the most common width for the this era and timber species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry McCully View Post
    I Radiata pine is not used as a flooring as much. To soft. But it is used sometimes. Very uncommon.
    Larry - Radiata is very common in the ACT as flooring and has been since the 60s. It was cheap locally grown and milled and mostly was going to be covered so hardness not an issue. Unsurprisingly was used in government housing - and that was about half the contraction from the 50s to the early 80s.
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    Californian pine-Pinus radiata.....

    Nice and clean for sure, early limbed plantation stuff.
    still a softwood weed though.......

    should scrub up pretty

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    Sand a small patch off and we can see the true colour. Post another photo, ID will be much more accurate. My two cents worth, it's not pine, looks more like back sawn, stained Ash. Seen hundreds of 'em before and that's what it looks like.

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    - I still think its an ash, but hard to tell with the dirty carpet marks on it. Radiata is very soft though - press with a thumb nail should mark it.
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    Bloss is correct. It definitely ain't Pine. It is most certainly Ash - Alpine, Victorian or even Mountain - but Ash nonetheless.

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