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There is something...in those pieces of wood. (Detailed enough for you?) Ok, so I would have initially said temperature until you mentioned it was only specific pieces, which leads me to think moisture, but even that would cross pieces... My best suggestion is sand those spots down, clean them with a solvent dampened rag, lacquer thinner maybe (don't ...
That looks to my eye like a water-based polyurethane, and it looks like the first coat may not have fully dried before you shot on the second coat, then the floor temperature changed fairly radically (probably warming up) before the second coat was fully cured. The uncured first coat would have expanded with the warmth and tried to ooze out under the second ...
Cleaning your walls won't help; you're only taking away the crud your termites output. Filling in the holes won't make a difference to the original problem of termites eating away at your structure. This might make things look good, but stuff is rotting away deep inside, and no amount of lipstick can fix that. Please call an exterminator. That's certainly ...
I think that if you could make sure the stain/varnish colors match by refinishing both floors together, that would be your best bet. Unless the wood floors were installed at different times and have different grains/widths. In that case, no matter what you do the transition will be apparent. If that that's the case, you might be able to do something ...
The traditional floor transition device in a doorway is a saddle They come in a variety of wood types, but oak is probably the most common. They can be stained any color, close to one or the other floors, or somewhere in the middle. If there is a door in that frame, you may have to shorten it slightly.
It looks like you neither sanded with the grain or used a fine enough sandpaper in order to prepare for staining. I think you have to go sand it down and start over. Those likely would have been visible before staining.
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