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Borders with only feature strips are the most common, and cheapest to install. After tongue-and-groove flooring became popular, around 1920, the plain band was the only one easy to integrate in. This can be enhanced, and made more expensive, by adding various cross banding schemes.

12 | Park Slope Sportmen's Row 1889 Field is 10" parquet squares with seven unequal strips. Most are 1-1/2" wide. The end ones are less. See measured drawing. | |

181 | Stuyvesant Heights 1892 A small pattern for a small room. The mahogany strip is 3/4" and the maple is 1/4". The cross-banding bands are 2-1/2" wide right triangles. Their height is about 1.65". Total border is 3.65" wide. The laid straight fingerblock is 6-1/4" blocks with six fingers of varying width. | |

104 | Stuyvesant Heights Historic District 1899 Strips are all 2" wide. Inner border of diagonals is 9-1/2" wide. The inner field was a custom design with a fancy pattern in the middle of the room. Since this is a floor borders site, I didn't take a picture. | |

101 | Bedford-Stuyvesant 1901 Border pattern is 8" wide. Within the border strips are either 1" or 2" wide. The strip in the middle of the corner is 2-3/4" wide. The rectangles in the feature strips are 1" × 3-1/2". Inner field is straight 2" wide planks. |

Without a knotted corner the look of plain bands is kind of flat. The first upgrade is a knotted corner with solid strips. Until around 1900 this was the only choice. Then triple bands came available (more power tools). And by 1925 there was a 5-stripe band. I like the triple stripe, especially with the center trip maple and dark wood on the outer strips. I have a spreadsheet that can calculate the piece sizes for the common knot.

To get piece sizes, use common knot spreadsheet

Most Common: Single Corner Square (Incorrect)

Most Common: Striped Ribbons: Single Slat Between Bands

I prefer this over the flipped.

Most Common: Striped Ribbons: Two Slats Between Bands

3 | Clinton Hill early 1900s The house was built in 1872. This had to have been added later. Probably early 1900s. The ribbon appears to be cherry and maple. The knotted corner is 8-3/4". See measured drawing. I have a spreadsheet that calculates all piece sizes. (Input is: 1.25 for inner square, 0.25 for inner strip, and 0.5 for outer strips.) For a smaller room I could see having only one 2" strip between the cherry, instead of the two shown here. | |

133 | Central Park Slope 1901? Inner square is 1-1/4". Maple inner strip is 1/4". Mahogany side strips are 1/2". Surrounding strips are 2" wide. Inner field is 1-3/8" strip in 8-1/4" fingerblock. | |

19 | Lefferts Manor 1909 The darker wood is not as dark as the previous above. I prefer it darker. Note the interlace is backwards from the previous one. To get piece sizes, use common knot spreadsheet and enter 1.625 for diameter of inner square, 0.25 for width of inner strip, and 0.46875 (11/32") for width of outer strips. | |

60 | South Midwood 1927 My first five stripe band. Note late date. Sawing technology must have improved. The strip widths are 1/4", 1/4", 1/8", 1/4", 1/4". The center block is 2" square. Spreadsheet would need enhancing, but won't be. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 1" wide slats in a 12" square. |

Note the pattern is flipped from the way it was above. I prefer the above.

11 | Windsor Terrace, Park Frontage 1911 Mahogony strips are 3/4" wide. The corner pictures as 6-7/8", but I only came up with 6-3/4". See measured drawing. Inner square is 1-1/4" diameter. Width of inner strip is 3/4". Width of outer strips is 0. Field is 12" parquet squares diagonally. | |

142 | Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1915 Inner block and strip width is 1-7/16". Surrounding is a 2" strip. Inner field is 1" strips in fingerblock. | |

62 | Bedford-Stuyvesant 1899 Center square is 1-1/4". Mahogany strips are 3/4". Inner field fingerblock has 1" slats in 12" squares. Outer field is 2" slats. | |

175 | Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1906 Bands and inner square are 1". Surrounding is 2" oak. Inner field is 2" slats laid diagonally. | |

199 | Caton Park Year? Bands are 7/8" wide. Inner square is 1-3/16" wide. Surrounding is 2" oak. Inner field is 2" slats laid diagonally. | |

39 | Prospect Park South 1915 The inner square is 1-1/2". The mahogany is 1/2". The maple is 1/4". Overall knot diameter is 9-1/2". Is inverse of my spreadsheet. |

Flipped: Single Corner Square (Incorrect)

71 | South Midwood 1910 My guess at dimensions: inner square is 2" diameter and mahogany bands are 1" wide. Inner field is fingerblock with eight 1-3/8" slats in an 11" block. |

The pattern is called meander, Labyrinth, and Maze. This was one of the first border patterns to become popular.

28 | Beverley Square West 1900 This can be looked at as a chained Othala rune that has been stretched and then attached together. The center maple band is 3/4" and the outer walnut ones are 1/8". Inner squares are 1-3/4" on a side. There is a 1/4" gap between corners. Border width is 6-3/8", split into two 2-5/8" boards and a 1-1/8" center board. Maple feature strip is 1-3/8". Oak strip between the maple and the border is 1-3/4". Outer oak strip is 2". The Chicago Floor Co has this pattern in No. 60. It has a corner. |

Unequal strip widths add a rare twist to the common "L". More like the "T" meander.

The following Greek Fret (Greek Key) is a common border and corner. I have a spreadsheet that calculates the sizes of all pieces based on a given strip width.

27 | Caton Park 1909 Again, like the other room in the same house, they put effort into getting the pattern to go around the fireplace. | |

153 | Ditmas Park 1907 Having maple for the insides is unusual. | |

209 | Fiske Terrace 1905 Pattern border is 6" wide. Each band is 1.2" wide. Ratio is 4. Surrounding is 2" oak, 1-1/4" mahogany, and 2" oak. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 1-1/4" wide slats in a 11-1/4"? square. | |

4 | Bushwick 1897 This is similar to the one above, but the corner and dimensions are different. This has the right corner for this border. This was another one that was difficult to figure out the dimensions. I wasn't expecting it to be in thirds of inches (or twelfths). This is E.L. Roberts No. 2408 with an extra mahogany strip around it. See measured drawing. | |

187 | Stuyvesant Heights Historic District 1892 Overall border is 6" wide. Strip width is 6/7". Inner field is straight 8" fingerblock with 2" wide fingers. | |

119 | Crown Heights South 1913 Pattern width is 4-3/8" wide (5 × 7/8"). Repeat is 7" (8 × 7/8"). Inner field is 1-1/4" slats in 7-1/2" fingerblock. | |

10 | Windsor Terrace, Park Frontage 1911 The pattern here in a narrower size. Only two woods: mahogany and oak. The field parquet is 8" square, with four 2" wide strips. The corner and border are clearly 6" wide. I fudged the dimensions to make it 6-1/8" wide. I didn't see how seven divides into 6". This is E.L. Roberts No. 2382. See measured drawing. |

"L" Meander: Common: Folded Ribbon Corners

2 | Clinton Hill early 1900s The house was built in 1872, but this flooring had to have have been added later. Most likely early 1900s. This appears to have only two woods: mahogany and oak. Though the wood between the mahogany may be a different type. See measured drawings. | |

55 | Bedford Section 1881 The bands are 3/4" wide, giving a pattern width of 4". In spreadsheet, use 3/4" for width of strips and 4.5 for middle piece length. For the corner enter 1" for strip width. |

"L" Meander: Common: Pinwheel Corners

All of the borders in this section have the same dimensions. See spreadsheet. The middle piece is 5" long, giving a repeat of 8". The bands are 1" wide, giving a pattern width of 5". The outer mahogany band is 1-1/2" wide. Giving an overall border width of 10". Between the border and inner field should be a mitered strip. It is missing in some of these. In house build year order.

"L" Meander: Common: Pinwheel Corners and Extra Strips

I created a spreadsheet that has the sizes of all pieces.

220 | Crown Heights North II c1907 Not only did this house have six borders worth photgraphing, but the floors were put down by experienced craftsmen. With a little effort one can blend this pattern around the corner. All corners, expect not the corner with the beginning and end. That corner has to and had a corner block. Mahogany bands are 1/2" wide. Oak between the border and the inner field is 2" wide. The inner field is diagonal fingerblock with three 1-1/4" and six 1-3/8" slats making a 12" square. The floor had a wax finish. | |

26 | Caton Park 1909 A page on Caton Park. I like the way they took this pattern around the corners of this fireplace. The fret pattern is 6-1/2" wide and has a 12" repeat. | |

112 | Park Slope 1909 - Apartment. They could have done a better job of integrating the border (1/2" mahogany strip surrounding by 1-1/4" oak). Pattern border is 6" wide. | |

154 | Ditmas Park 1907 Ribbons are 1/2". The wide band is 1-3/8". This is repeated for the surrounding strips. The inner field is 1-3/8" slats in 11"? fingerblock. | |

197 | Caton Park Year? Walnut bands are 1/2" wide. Same dimensions as the others. Inner field is diagonal slats 2" wide. | |

53 | Crown Heights North I 1894 Instead of going around the corner here's a nice corner block. Though the corner's feature strips didn't get a clean intersection. The pattern is 5-15/16" wide. In T-Meander spreadsheet enter =1+5/16 rectangle width and 1/2 for strips. | |

107 | Midwood Park Historic District 1904 The inner border width is 6". The mahogany strips are 1/2". The oak pieces are 1-5/16" wide. That makes the oak right trapezoids 2-7/8" high. The oak Isosceles trapezoids are 8-5/8" wide. The inner field is 2" diagonal slats. | |

194 | Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District 1906 The same measurements as #107. Note interesting inner field. |

You can see a left-facing swastika in the pattern (the Nazis used a right-facing one). It makes for pretty corners.

23 | Lefferts Manor 1909 See measured drawing. I created a spreadsheet to calculate piece dimensions. Woods are mahogany (or is it cherry?), maple, and quarter-cut American white oak. The field wood here is diagonal fingerblocks of nine strips of 1-3/8" × 12-3/8". Note when wood strips are only 1-3/8" wide, they only get a single nail across. | |

200 | Ditmas Park West Year? Pattern border is 3-7/8" wide. Bands are 2-3/4" wide. Surrounding is 1" mahogany and 1/2" oak. Inner field is straight fingerblock with 1-1/4" slats in a 12" square. | |

91 | Crown Heights South 1913 This is the same pattern as the previous. And the same dimensions in its spreadsheet. Inner field is fingerblock parquet with 2" wide slats in a 12" square. | |

83 | South Midwood 1897 Unfortunate seam. In Flattened Helix spreadsheet enter 2.75" for the width of strips, and 7/8" and 3/8" for the height of the trapezoids. But this is not really the same as the above. This has single blocks [which have split] for when the ribbon is showing its back. Inner field is fingerblock laid straight with 1" slats in a 12" square. Outer field is 2" wide random length slats. | |

130 | Oshkosh Designs 2015 Custom made for Park Slope kitchen. Oak, maple and American cherry. There should have been an oak slat between the border and inner field, but it was forgotten at installation. The second mistake made was stainless steel nails were inadvertantly purchased and used. Now the nails will stay shiny, and they shouldn't. The third mistake is the corner block triangles should be a mix of oak and maple. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 1-3/4" wide slats in 8-3/4" squares. | |

120 | Crown Heights South 1913 Pattern border is 2-7/8" wide. Rectangles in pattern are 1-3/8" × 2-5/8". Side border strips are 1-5/8". Can use Flattened Helix spreadsheet. Inner field is 1-3/8" slats in 8-1/4" fingerblock. |

124 | West Midwood 1908 Pattern border is 3" wide with 1-1/2" strip alongside. The ribbon pieces are all the same size here. |

166 | South Midwood Year? Very unusual to have a striped ribbon. Nice for a change, though it kind of fades away Maybe better if the ribbon colors were reversed. Mahogany strip is 1/4". Maple sides are 9/16". Giving a total ribbon width of 1-3/8". Pattern border width is 5-1/4". Surrounded by 1-3/8" oak, 1/2" mahogany, 2" oak. Inner field is 2" slats in diagonal 8" fingerblock. | |

7 | Bushwick 1897 Three woods: mahogany, maple and oak. See measured drawings. I have a spreadsheet that calculates the sizes of all pieces based on a given strip width. Inner field is fingerblock parquet in 12" square. | |

44 | North Park Slope 1880 This ribbon is the same as Side-to-Side spreadsheet. Enter 1.5 for the width and 5.25 for the height. The direction of the fold is just reversed. Inner field is fingerblock parquet with 2" wide fingers. | |

43 | North Park Slope 1880 A smaller version. This floor (and the other from this house) may have been added a couple decades later. This ribbon can be calculated from Side-to-Side spreadsheet by entering 0.875 for the width, 2.625 for the height, and =13/16 for the corner strip width. This gives a ribbon width of 4-3/8" and a corner/border size of 6". Inner field is fingerblock parquet with four 2" fingers in 8" square. | |

229 | Bedford-Stuyvesant Year? The overall border, including side bands, is 6" wide. Inner rectangle is 7/8" × 2-5/8", or a 1:3 ratio. All banding in the border is 7/8" wide. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 2" slats in a 8" square. | |

105 | Stuyvesant Heights Historic District 1899 The border's inner rectangles are 1" × 2". Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 1-1/2" wide slats in a 6" square. |

Folded From Side-to-Side: Corners Without Bullseye: Center Quartered

16 | Crown Heights North 1910 Compared to the above, this one has narrowed the width of the ribbon, and exaggerated the feature strips, which are unique here. This ribbon can be calculated from Side-to-Side spreadsheet by entering 1.5 for the width and 3.5 for the height. The mahogany bands are 7/8" and the oak between them is 1-3/4". The field wood here has 1-3/8" strips that are perpendicular to the borders and mitered towards the center. | |

72 | Midwood Park 1905 Strip width is 1-3/4". Ratio is 3. Note uncommon banding around pattern here. | |

86 | South Midwood 1901 The ribbon is 1-1/2" wide. Inner rectangle is 3-3/8" high. Feature strips are 1", 1/2" (mahogany), 1-5/16". | |

111 | Park Slope 1909 - Apartment. Pattern inner block is 1-1/2" × 3". Border is 1", 1/2' and 1-1/2" strips. Inner field is 1-1/2" slats in 12" fingerblock. |

Folded From Side-to-Side: Corners Without Bullseye: Center Halved

This is the JP Morgan Chase logo.

Both of these have alternate folds and not helix folds.

All of these have the same dimensions. All were installed during a short time stretch. Five color banded folded ribbon. Woods: walnut: 1/2", maple: 1/2", mahogany: 1", maple: 1/2", walnut: 1/2". Border width is 6". Lots of 30°/120° angles in this one. Surrounding strips are " oak, 1/2" mahogany and " oak.

Horizontal Ribbon: Alternate Corners

40 | Prospect Park South 1915 In spreadsheet enter in row: A - 2", C - walnut, E - 0, H/J - 13/16, I - 1/4. Corner has two walnut squares and two mahogany square. Gives a pattern border 4-1/4" wide and corner width of 8". Feature stripes beyond border and corner: cherry: 1/2", maple: 1/4", Total border is 10-1/2". Field wood is in 1" wide strips. The fingerblock parquet has at least 12 strips in the block. | |

6 | Bushwick 1897 We have four woods in this one. There are two different dark woods (probably cherry and mahogany). Also the grains are rotated in the square. Field is 8" square with 6 unequal strips (4 × 1-5/16" + 2 × 1-3/8" = 8")]. Note the parquet is diagonal to match the diagonals of the ribbon. This one might would look better if the center of the corner had a square of maple. Figuring out the measurements wasn't easy on this one. See measured drawing. Also see spreadsheet piece calculator. Those odd decimals are close to 1/12's. |

A spreadsheet exists that can calculate all of the below borders and standard corner.

1 | Source Unknown Corner unknown. Four woods. Vertical Ribbon. Inner border is 7 1/2" wide, and the full border is 12". See measured drawing. Enter into spreadsheet 2.5 for width of parallelogram and 1.125 for rectangle width. I prefer the alternative wood selections over what is pictured here (dark/light flipped). This is also similar to No. 2414 in the E.L. Roberts 1903 and 1908 catalogs. | |

137 | West Midwood 1908-11 Inner border is 7" wide. Enter into spreadsheet 2.3333" (=7/3) for width of parallelogram and 0 for rectangle width. Oak strips are 1-1/8" with 1/2" mahogany. Inner field is 2" strips laid straight. |

30 | Fiske Terrace 1906 Inner border is 7" wide. Enter into spreadsheet 2.3333" (=7/3) for width of parallelogram and 0 for rectangle width. Oak strips are 1-1/2" making a corner of 10". Walnut feature strips are 1-3/8", making a total border width of 12-3/4". | |

32 | Fiske Terrace 1906 Vertical with solid pipe. Inner border is 7" wide. Enter into spreadsheet 2.3333" (=7/3) for width of parallelogram and 0 for rectangle width. Outer oak and mahogany strips are 1-3/8" wide. |

Vertical Ribbon: Bullseye Corner

Vertical Ribbon: Exploding Corner

146 | Park Slope Historic District 1891 Oak bands are 5/8" and mahogany bands are 1/2". Pattern border is 8-5/8" wide. Surrounding strip is 1-5/16". Inner field is 2" wide strips in 12" fingerblock. |

The ribbon is tightly wound with no openings. It can be solid or striped. All borders on this page can be calculated on the 2-Ribbons-Gaps-Overlap spreadsheet (by setting the gap to 0).

14 | Park Slope 1885 From a hall. A double twisted ribbon. The ribbons are tight enough that there is no hole in the middle. See measured drawing. You can calculate the pieces for here by using the spreadsheet and setting A to 0, C to 1.325825, and D to 0. | |

54 | Crown Heights North I 1894 Pieces assembled in the opposite direction of the previous. You can calculate the pieces for here by using the spreadsheet and setting A to 0, C to =2+19/32, and D to 0. Giving a pattern width of 7-5/16". | |

77 | West Midwood 1905 Ribbons are 2-1/2" wide. Pattern width is 7". Inner field is straight fingerblock with slats of 1" in a 12" square. | |

212 | Fiske Terrace 1905 Ribbon width is 2-1/2". Pattern border is about 6-15/16" wide. Surrounding is 1-1/2" oak, 5/8" mahogany, and 2" oak. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 1-3/8" wide slats in 12-3/8" square | |

92 | Crown Heights South 1913 Ribbons are 2-1/16" wide. Pattern width is 6". Inner field is diagonal fingerblock in 2" slats in 12" squares. | |

121 | Crown Heights South 1913 A larger version of this pattern. Pattern border is 7" wide. Parallelogram is 2-1/2" high. Border repeat is 3-1/2". Inner field is 1-1/4" slat in fingerblock. |

180 | Stuyvesant Heights 1892 No measurements taken. |

171 | West Midwood 1906 A different corner. Ribbons are 2-1/2" wide. Pattern border is 7". Surrounded by 1-1/2" oak, 1/2" mahogany, 1-3/4" oak. Inner field is 2" slats laid diagonally. |

There is one basic twist here with 45° peaks. The ribbon can be solid or striped.

Instead of one of the ribbons overlapping the other, this one has a different wood at the intersection. Though the grain is rotated 90° from the holes between the ribbons. This pattern can also be looked at as a chain of squares. This pattern could go around the corner. You cut in the middle of a repeat. For piece dimensions use: 2-Ribbons-90-Gaps-Intersect.xls spreadsheet

Spreadsheet: 2-Ribbons-90-Gaps-Overlap.xls

87 | Prospect Heights Historic District 1901 This is a more practical variant of the one below from the catalog with a triple-stripe band. You have mahogany and quarter-sawn oak ribbons on a maple background. 2-Ribbons-Gaps-Overlap spreadsheet will get the piece sizes, but not the quantity by wood type. Ribbon width is 1". Inner square is 3/4". Giving a 4" wide pattern with 1" wide oak strips along each side. A perfect size for a hall. One of my favorites. Inner field is fingerblock parquet with 1-1/2" wide slats in a 9" square. | |

190 | Stuyvesant Heights Historic District 1892 Pattern border is 7-1/2" wide. Surrounding is 1-5/8" oak, 1-3/8" mahogany and 2" oak. Inner field is 8" diagonal fingerblock with four fingers. | |

211 | Fiske Terrace 1905 Pattern border is 7-1/2" wide. Maple square is 2-5/8". Mahogany ribbons are 1-3/8". Surrounding is 1" oak, 1/4" mahogany, 1" oak, 1-3/8" mahogany. Inner field is 2" slats laid straight. | |

97 | Bedford-Stuyvesant 1897 The ribbon has a strip width of 1", giving the border pattern a width of 4-1/4". It is surrounded by feature strips of 1" oak, 1" mahogany, and 2" oak. Inner field is diagnonal fingerblock in four strips of 2" × 8". | |

15 | From Parquet Floors and Borders, 1895, page 35. See in archive.org. I like the border continuing around the corner and there not being a corner block. A miter in the right place puts them together. I changed the feature strips from the picture to ribbons matching the inner twisted ribbons. The usual way. I made various measured drawings. See 2-Ribbons-Gaps-Overlap spreadsheet. |

141 | Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1915 Inner squares are 1-5/8". Band width is 7/8". Inner field is 1" strips in 12" fingerblock. |

49 | Crown Heights North I 1894 Has 30°/60° peaks. This would have been harder to make. Ribbons are 1-3/8" wide. Field is fingerblock parquet with four strips of 2" × 8". |

Gaps Between Ribbons: Ribbons Overlap

Gaps Between Ribbons: Ribbons Overlap: Alternate Corner

18 | Lefferts Manor 1909 This is the above, but with every other repeat stretched. This can go around the corner, like the above, but the lovely corner block makes it easier to lay. The pattern introduces 67.5° angles, making the dimensions much more complicated. Inner maple band is 1/4". Outer walnut bands are 1/2". Inner square is 1-3/8". Oak strips alongside pattern are 1". This is the Extended Variant on 2-Ribbons-Gaps-Overlap spreadsheet. | |

122 | West Midwood 1908 Pattern border is 5-1/2". Repeat is 21". | |

186 | Stuyvesant Heights Historic District 1892 I would think that this is a refloor. Ribbon is 1/2" mahogany and 1/4" maple. Pattern border is 5-1/4". Surrounding oak is 1". Inner field is diagonal 12" fingerblock with 2" wide fingers. | |

42 | Prospect Park South 1915 Inner maple band is 1/4". Outer walnut bands are 1/2". Inner square is 1-3/8". Oak strips alongside pattern are 1". This is the Extended Variant on 2-Ribbons-Gaps-Overlap spreadsheet. | |

161 | Ditmas Park 1903 |

84 | Midwood Park 1907 Three ribbons (oak, maple, cherry) in braid, or basketweave. Mahogany feature strips and border background. This is the same as #33 below. Inner field is 2" slats laid diagonally. | |

58 | Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1913 Three ribbons (oak, maple, cherry) in braid, or basketweave. Mahogany feature strips and border background. Use 3-Ribbons-30/120 spreadsheet. [Strip height: 2-1/8", Width: 4-3/4"] Corner dimensions are different (and spreadsheet needs enhancing). | |

33 | Midwood Park 1907-1908 Three ribbons (oak, maple, cherry) in braid, or basketweave. Mahogany feature strips and border background. Border width of the pattern is 6". Feature stripes are oak: 1-1/2", mahogany: 1/2", oak: 1". They look unbalanced. See spreadsheet. | |

145 | Park Slope Historic District 1891 Mahogany bands are 1/2" wide. In between is 11/16". Distance between peaks is 5-5/6". Pattern width is 7-7/8". Surrounding is a 2" band. Inner field is 2" strips in 12" fingerblock. |

108 | Midwood Park Historic District 1904 A very lovely border with four woods. Overall pattern border is 7.78", with 2" of oak and 1-3/8" of mahogany surround it. The inner squares may actually be two right triangles. Pieces can be calculated in the 3-Ribbons-90 spreadsheet by setting C to zero, and A and D to 1.375". Surrounding is 2" quarter sawn oak, 1-3/8" mahogany, and 2" plain sawn oak. The inner field is 2" diagonal slats. | |

24 | Park Slope Mansion 1900 Three twisted ribbons. It sticks with 45° angles and has the triple stripe bands. I created a spreadsheet that calculates the piece sizes, though I don't know the size pictured here. |

41 | Prospect Park South 1915 Has lots of 67.5° angles and an irregular trapezoid. It would have been very hard to make. This appears as #155 in the Boughton & Linville 1892 catalog on Page 10. Though the ribbon colors are reversed. Corner block is 12". Outer oak strip is 3/4". Inner band is 1/4". Outer bands are 9/16". |

47 | Crown Heights North I 1894 Very unusual pattern. Note use of strong grain. | |

8 | Park Slope 1892 The field parquet is 8-3/4" of five 1-3/4" strips. I have no idea what all the woods are (besides the obvious mahogany and maple). See measured drawing. | |

226 | Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District 1905 There were no corner blocks. The pattern was taken around the corners. Inner majogany blocks are 2" square. The pattern border is 6" wide. It is surrounded with 1" oak, 1/2" mahogany, and 1-1/2" oak. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 2" slats in a 12" square. |

17 | Lefferts Manor 1909 Quite the enhancement over the one below. This has two ribbons running through a chain. I think this is too much for this design. The following are better. | |

224 | Crown Heights Park Place Historic District c1901 The pattern border is 4" wide. Surrounded by 1/2" oak, 1/2" mahogany and 1" oak. Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 2" slats in an 8" square. | |

117 | Prospect Park South Historic District 1903 Inner pattern border is 4" wide, with 1/2" maple and mahogany alongside. The 4" is evenly divided into the walnut and oak bands. Pattern repeat is 8". I prefer this corner without the corner block. Inner field is 1-1/2" slats diagonally. | |

9 | Park Slope 1894 A neo-Renaissance built by Jeremiah Gilligan. From a listing when it was on the market in 2010. My guess at its measurements. The diagonal parquet appears to be 10" squares of 2" strips. The irregular hexagon and Isosceles trapezoid between the flowers are 6" from point to point, and 4" on the sides. This is No. 2394 in the 1903 and 1908 E.L. Roberts catalogs. The corner is slightly different. The band of cherry running through the middle of the border is also between the maple squares in the corner. I would have it both ways. Their way where it meets a border. The way here for the sides not adjacent to a border. Or even better: No bordered corner block, but have the border pattern continue around the corner. The catalog has 8" wide. I came up with 7-1/2". It is listed as oak, maple, and cherry. |

70 | South Midwood 1910 Bands are 7/8" wide. Overall pattern width is 6-3/16" wide. Note that inside the squares is three rectangular pieces of wood. Inner field is fingerblock with 2" wide slats. |

13 | Park Slope Sportmen's Row 1889 A different way of doing a corner for this pattern. The 1" squares in the corner are dark wood (probably walnut). Those squares in the border are not dark (mahogany). This is a wide border. Including the 1/4" mahogany outer strips, the width is 15-1/2" wide. The corner is 12" square. See measured drawings. | |

5 | Bushwick 1897 Only two woods: mahogany and oak. I would jazz this up with a 1/4" feature strip of mahogany. Field is 8" square with 6 strips [they are not the same width]. The field parquet is straight, as there are no diagonals in the border. See measured drawing (also has enhanced version). See spreadsheet to calculate piece sizes. | |

25 | From Old House Online See source. Appears to have an overall border width of 12". To calculate piece sizes use chain spreadsheet. At the top enter 1 for strip width and 4 for ratio. For border enter: 2, 1.25, 1.25. Note no corner block used here. Field is a fingerblock (nine strips of 1-3/8" × 12-3/8") laid diagonally. | |

37 | West Midwood 1915 Small square is 1". Hole in chain is 3" × 1". The corner isn't the proper corner for this border. |

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