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Flooring Update…Almost there..

01 Dec

…almost there…almost there…

..picking the stain..1 was 2 dark..the other was darker..but 1 was juuuust right.

OK..so the bedroom is stained…finally! it has been a long road and I want to thank everyone involved: A*, Me, my patience and beer. OK, now that is out of the way…I did not want to leave it until the last minute as I always forget. SO, since the last update we picked a new stain, nailed the boards into the joists and stained the floor..man it seems like we did nothing when I simplify things like that..I started to nail in the pieces and made it to the second row when I split a piece of wood..after that I used a drill to pre-drill my holes at the butt ends..no problems after that. To make sure I had the lines straight I had run thread from nail/stud location to nail/stud location and it was really helpful, I did not miss a stud once when nailing the boards down..I was really impressed! When nailing down the floors I worked from the outside-in and after the second row of nails there was a big difference in the amount of movement and noise on the boards when walking on it..by the time all 6 joists were nailed into there was no noise and the floor seemed really stable. Once the nails were all in I countersunk the nails to elimnate the potential for ripping socks/feet on the floor. As I posted before we are going for a rustic look on the floor so the nails will remain exposed..and it looks really nice in my opinion!..after the stain went on A* noted that all of the little imperfections and nail holes are not even noticable with all that is going on with the actual boards..I am really impressed with our work..here it is:

 ..and the final product:
and done..now for the sealing and protection!

..and the good news is that we only used 1/4 of the wood we purchased the do this room..so we should be able to do the other bedroom and most of the living room..the bad news is that the wood has to go through the labor intensive milling process…here we go again..but NOT right away! ;)

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3 Comments

Posted by on December 1, 2010 in Construction

 

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3 responses to “Flooring Update…Almost there..

  1. Gordo

    December 6, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    The floor looks great you guys did a bang up job. You can come to our place and do our downstairs floor next!

     
  2. Robin

    December 19, 2010 at 1:46 am

    The floor looks very nice. We really need to do some stain testing like what you did so I can get our new window frames done.

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      December 21, 2010 at 7:25 am

      yes..made a big difference. We did it even though we had bought a stain we were happy with..but after the stain test we changed our minds..with them being free it only takes 5 minutes..it was worth it for us!

       

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