Re: Where to get wood for pine floor???
You can find both white and yellow pine at the Borges (HD and Lowes) however it is construction grade lumber which is not the best and usually too green for what you want to do. If it's to green (wet) you end up with gaps as the wood dries and shrinks.White pine is way to soft and seldom used for anything but framing. It would be cheaper and easier to go to someplace like Lumber Liquidators and buy flooring. They carry seconds but you have to check the percentage of waste that they post on the different flooring some as high as 30%. Heart pine, which usually comes from a reclaimer, is expensive. Quarter sawed (the end grain is up and down through the wood rather than across the wood) is the most reliable and least likely to cup but you wold probable have to go through an awful lot of lumber to find 900 sq. ft. of quarter sawed pieces.
Last edited by JLMCDANIEL; 10-29-2008 at 09:42 PM.
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