Living room floor

Blog entry by DrRum posted 07-15-2010 03:48 PM 2178 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I bought my house almost 2 years ago and the upstairs had carpet which was a mess. When we ripped it out we found some 2” wide oak and then for some reason plywood. Seems like the previous owner was thinking of adding a second layer of ply to the subfloor and then maybe add something over?? The adjoining kitchen had the same layer of ply under the linoleum (spelling??).

So we found that in order to get the flooring we wanted (she wanted 5” wide brazilian cherry), that we were looking at an easy 4k. Not in my budget, or even in my savings at the time.

So I found that the area flooring mill has a 40 yrd dumpster where they throw out all cutoffs. To my surprise I found that they throw out some pretty nice stuff! 8” wide oak, walnut, Qtr white oak with incredible ray fleck some narower (maybe 4”) wenge, mahogany, maple, cherry, etc…

So I started collecting, almost 2 yrs now I finally have enough to do our living room.

Here’s a pic of the shop with the flooring pieces, I will most likely have leftovers, but there always needs to be an ooops allowance.

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I laid out the flooring with sketchup to see how much of each width I needed.

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Slowly but surely I’m getting there. A gang saw would be nice…

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posted 07-26-2010 08:46 AM

I don’t see the pictures, just the broken links. Sounds interesting. Wish I had a mill nearby like that.

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