Question: My house is about 90 years old. It needs work. As I remodel I try to keep things as close to original as I can, i.e I try to match moldings, use the same flooring, and so on. My current project is the porch. The floor boards are coming loose and I know I have to re-frame portions of it because I can feel bounce when I walk in certain spots. OK, so on to the question: The original framing materials looks like it’s Douglas Fir. It has certainly stood the test of time. But sourcing it (I swear I’m going to ask the question soon) will be both time consuming and expensive as I have to special order it. Should I just use regular ‘Hem-Fir’ framing material so I’m close? What’s your take?
March 2, 2011 By