This is a 1910 Craftsman in Los Angeles. The original Oak flooring was very thin and we very gently refinished it. Yellow Pine The Oak blends beautifully with the Douglas Fir built-ins and wainscoting. Mahjong follows the camera to ensure that he is in every shot! Yellow Pine More historic Oak that we restored to its original beauty. The patina of age remains even after the sanding. Yellow Pine The floor completes the look of this important landmark, Arts and Crafts home, featured in American Bungalow magazine. Yellow Pine After sanding, we applied a two-step stain to this floor, giving it a rich ebony color. We used a dye, followed by a dark stain. Yellow Pine This two-step process is the only way that such a deep color can be achieved. This process is exclusive to Through the Woods. Yellow Pine The dark ebony we custom mixed compliments the Heart Pine door and moldings, accenting the rich grain of the Pine. Yellow Pine Oak floors in this Mediterranean Revival had suffered years of neglect. We sanded them, mindful of their historic value. Yellow Pine The polyurethane finish we applied brings out the varied graining of the wood and protects and seals the wood. Yellow Pine Baby likes his fresh, new floor. He could really move on its smooth surface! Notice the varied graining seen in older Oak floors. Yellow Pine

Historic Oak

Location Los Angeles
Value $$$$
Category Residential, Prefinished Walnut

White Oak is light honey in color with a pronounced grain pattern. Oak was often cut in a grain pattern called "quartersawn" which gave an unusual pattern for diagonal rays and is sometimes called "Tiger Oak" as the rays look like stripes in a tiger. The wood from these old growth trees had tighter grain pattern than today's trees (the growth rings are closer together.) Over the decades, the wood develops a beautiful patina which remains even after sanding.

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