Based on my limited experience with beech, my guess is that you may not be
far off ... although the majority looks "rift" rather than "plain" sawn.
I could well be wrong on all counts, due to this new monitor ... plus being
Fact - beech.
Old floor? Beech went out of favor quite a while ago. Doesn't behave well
in changing humidity. Europeans like theirs, but ours isn't quite as
uniform in color or pleasant of disposition.
I'm centered up in a mess of hardwood, and the local flooring mills don't
even put beech on their list, though it's abundant.
It's a butcherblock countertop. 1-1/2" thick. The house is from 1832
and the current owners are trying to restore as much as possible and
had me replace all the counters with Quartz. The island needs a lot of
repairs, but the option is mine to also replace it with quartz. If
beech doesn't behave well in moisture changing conditions, then that
explains why the island is the mess it is in. The house is right on
the St.Clair River (outflow from Lake Huron) so we know a thing or two
about changing humidity. Nothing like my southern neighbours, I'm
Tip-O-Hat to all that responded, 'tis been a lot of help.
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