Snuffy Smith

07:15PM | 06/17/01
Member Since: 06/16/01
1 lifetime posts
He had a heart pine installation by "Mountain Lumber" or something lately. I missed it. It says "moderate cost" in the episode notes but in TV Land moderate cost could mean anything.

If a guy quotes me $15 per square foot for wide-plank reclaimed heart pine floor (material cost only), am I doing OK?

Or am I getting seriously hosed?


02:12AM | 07/14/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
As far as I know and have heard, Heart Pine is not available in the wild anymore. The old-growth Pine forests of the South were wiped out in the early 1900s. They now reclaim Heart pine from two sources: old warehouses that are being demolished that used heart Pine as a building material, and submerged logs that were harvested last century, but sank while travelling to the mill on the river and never made it there.

Thus, it will cost a bit more than your ordinary, common oak flooring. However, $15 per square foot still sounds rather expensive. Check out

[This message has been edited by Lawrence (edited July 14, 2001).]



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon