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.

Helix

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.

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.

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.

235
Midwood Park circa 1930

Pattern border is 4". Surrounded with 1" walnut, 1/2" maple, 1" walnut, and 2" oak. Inner field is 2" diagonal slats.

Pattern border is 4". Surrounded with 1" walnut, 1/2" maple, 1" walnut, and 2" oak. Inner field is 2" diagonal slats.

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.

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 inadvertently 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.

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 inadvertently 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Accordion Fold

124
West Midwood 1908

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

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

Folded From Side-to-Side

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The border's inner rectangles are 1" × 2". Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 1-1/2" wide slats in a 6" square.

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.

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.

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".

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

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.

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.

202
Park Slope Historic District 1890

Pattern border is 6". Ribbon is 1-1/2" wide. Ratio is 2. Surrounding is 1", 1/2" mahogany, and 1-1/2" Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 2" slats in 12" square.

Pattern border is 6". Ribbon is 1-1/2" wide. Ratio is 2. Surrounding is 1", 1/2" mahogany, and 1-1/2" Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 2" slats in 12" square.

79
Lefferts Manor 1899

They had this folded pattern in all the major rooms. Bands are 1-1/2" wide and ratio is 2. This is the same as the next one. And near it in year.

They had this folded pattern in all the major rooms. Bands are 1-1/2" wide and ratio is 2. This is the same as the next one. And near it in year.

94
Crown Heights South 1913

Inner rectangle is 1-1/2" × 3". Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 2" slats in 12" squares.

Inner rectangle is 1-1/2" × 3". Inner field is diagonal fingerblock with 2" slats in 12" squares.

88
Prospect Heights Historic District 1901

Inner rectangle is 1-1/2" × 3", giving a pattern width of 6". Side strips are usual 1" oak, 1/2" mahogany, 1-1/2" oak, but then here there is then a 1-1/2" strip of mahogany surrounding the border and corner. Inner field is fingerblock parquet using 1-1/2" wide slats in a 12" square.

Inner rectangle is 1-1/2" × 3", giving a pattern width of 6". Side strips are usual 1" oak, 1/2" mahogany, 1-1/2" oak, but then here there is then a 1-1/2" strip of mahogany surrounding the border and corner. Inner field is fingerblock parquet using 1-1/2" wide slats in a 12" square.

113
Beverly Square West 1902

Pattern inner block is 1-1/2" × 3". Border is 1", 1/2' and 1-1/2" strips. Inner field is 1-3/4" slats in fingerblock.

Pattern inner block is 1-1/2" × 3". Border is 1", 1/2' and 1-1/2" strips. Inner field is 1-3/4" slats in fingerblock.

132
Central Park Slope 1901?

Dimensions are the same as #88, but this lacks the extra bold stripes. Inner field is 1-1/2" strips in 7-1/2" fingerblock.

Dimensions are the same as #88, but this lacks the extra bold stripes. Inner field is 1-1/2" strips in 7-1/2" fingerblock.

236
Midwood Park circa 1930

A narrow border, with the minimum 1:1 ratio. Inner squares and ribbon are 2-1/2" wide, giving a pattern width of 7-1/2". Surrounded with 1-1/2" oak, 3/4" mahogany, and 2" oak. Inner field is 2" diagonal slats.

A narrow border, with the minimum 1:1 ratio. Inner squares and ribbon are 2-1/2" wide, giving a pattern width of 7-1/2". Surrounded with 1-1/2" oak, 3/4" mahogany, and 2" oak. Inner field is 2" diagonal slats.