Q: There are oak floors in my 1960’s house. The floor furnace vents are no longer functional, but are metal lined holes. Is there a way to patch or cover them with oak flooring?
A: Oh sure you can cut out or stagger back all the boards involved and knit in new oak strip. Trying to get a good match with the rest of the room when these areas are sanded and finished is close to zero. You might be just as far ahead to cover the openings with wooden floor vent covers and finish them individually.
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