This section is from the book "Your Home And Its Decoration", by The Sherwin-Williams Company. See also: Nell Hill's Feather Your Nest: It's All in the Details.
This tree is sometimes called white fir. It is abundant in North America and also grows on the mountain slopes of Europe. Its wood is white in color, even grained, soft, and light. It is used chiefly for indoor work, but on account of its numerous knots is rather hard to work. It can be readily stained or finished natural. Stained (specification 15), natural (specification 13). The following specifications should be used for finishing spruce floors: 22, 23, 26, 28.
Plate CXXXIII. Spruce.