Now the thing is, I’m not sure about the colour… Don’t get me wrong, I love the colour of myrtle, I’m just not entirely sure its the colour benchtop I want in my kitchen… Maybe its cause I loved the look of my previous kitchen…
This is sort of what my benchtop would look like in myrtle. More or less. We don’t know how much ‘tiger’ or ‘fiddleback’ it might have in it till we sand it back.
I do like images I’ve seen of kitchens with white walls and cupboards and dark benchtops, but I think I’ve always loved the light wood better I think… and the myrtle benchtops I’ve seen in person are much darker than the myrtle benchtop above.
Here are a couple of photos of myrtle floorboards.
I have no idea why the floorboards are pinker in the top one but not so much in the second one. The point is that myrtle has a pinky/red hue and its a dark wood.
So, do I want that, or do I want the lighter look of tasmanian oak?
Here are some photos of tassie oak.
By the way, the floors in my house in Fentonbury were tas oak as well, but they’d been sanded and polished in the kitchen and dining room. In the bedroom I removed carpet in myself I found old floorboards which were worn. I didn’t sand them, just punched in nails and sanded a couple of rough spots, then gave it a few coats of water based polyurethane or whatever its called. They turned out like this. Love them best!