We started to install our beetle kill pine floor. Despite the persistent snow and rain, the moisture content dropped to 6% (as low as it will go) without any kilning. We got it at the local Drake, CO sawmill. The boards don’t go together entirely flush, but we’re going to stain it dark and distress it so I think it will be okay anyway. These pictures are all unstained, unfinished in any way. We’ll post more when it’s complete.
After we install it, it needs to be sanded, stained, and coated with polyurethane. We were hoping to do something more environmentally conscious than stain and poly, but with this place being a rental property and wanting the floor to last as long as possible (also an environmental factor), we think poly is probably going to be a good choice.