Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'flooring'

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Endgrain Floor - Made from scratch #5: Wrapping things up...

09-13-2008 08:42 AM by Thomas Porter | 19 comments »

NOTE TO THOSE WHO WANT TO DO THIS…Please don’t use regular grout like me. The wood shrinks slightly and is allowed to move because of the urethane adhesive remaining pliable. There’s tiny little cracks where the wood has separated on the outer tiles in the room. It’s not going to weather well, so I’m replacing the grout in the near future. Thank goodness endgrain floors are cheap material cost. :-) Everything else I did was fine, but the grout was an experiment t...

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Dumpster Diving #1: Flooring from my regular Sunday dumpster run

07-03-2012 04:38 AM by rance | 19 comments »

First of all, feel free to educate me on the species of wood I have here. Well, I had to be back to the church in an hour to help prepare for some renovation we are having done so I decided to take a quick trip home. Well, I pulled in to my regular dumpster check. This particular dumpster is one of the long ones. It even has an awning over it. At first I did not see much worth jumping in for. Down at the far end though, I saw a board or two peeking out so I jumped in. I trapsed to the o...

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redimensioning hardwood in the amazon forest (bolivia)

06-06-2012 09:37 PM by marcosvillamontes | 5 comments »

this is the working conditions for preparing the wood for your solid ipe flooring:

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hardwood mill in Bolivia

06-06-2012 08:03 PM by marcosvillamontes | 6 comments »

certified (numbered) trees to be logged. logs ready to be cut more ipe wood logs ready to be cut 1.50 diameter bandsaw for cutting the logs cutting the correct width preparing for the kiln dry

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Shop upgrades #1: DRIcore sub flooring

06-06-2011 04:26 AM by need2boat | 6 comments »

It doesn’t take long to realize standing on concrete sucks. I looked into a few different options decided to go with product called Dricore sold locally thru HomeDepot and Lowes. Since the square footage of my floor is less then 200.00 price worked for my budge plus its easy to install and works great for concrete. The price works out to around 1.50 SF. I started by sealing the concrete to help with moisture. I then layed out the tiles and alternated seams on each row.. The tiles c...

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Notes from the workday. #8: Hickory travertine entryway

12-11-2010 09:48 PM by vicrider | 7 comments »

Well, I’ve been absent from LJ’s for quite a while helping friends and relative’s around the state do remodel work on their homes. I thought I would share a couple things we worked on. First up is an entryway of 1X4 hickory flooring inlaid with 18” travertine tile. The space is 6’x10’ and the Mrs. wanted the pattern to be set on the bias. Neither my pal Ken nor I had ever done a mixed media floor like this so it took us nearly a day to just plan how w...

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Lumber Scores! #2: Massive oak posts and planks from the Coney Island Boardwalk! (Wood gloat!)

03-03-2012 05:43 AM by SalvageCraft | 15 comments »

Wow. It’s been an eventful day! I visited a friend who works out at Pioneer Millworks ( this afternoon, and hauled in quite a load! Pioneer specializes in reclaimed wood flooring, but also provides timber framing and millwork services. They receive massive beams from old barns, factories, and other structures as well as flooring planks, massive joists, and plank siding from all over the northeast. It was mind boggling to see their outdoor lumber yard plump with...

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I just acquired some Brazilian Cherry

05-19-2007 06:44 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 13 comments »

My son works for a company that installs, & also refinishes wood flooring. They presently installing about 1800 sq. Feet of Brazilian Cherry, so he brought me some cuttoffs, scraps for my wood stash. It’s prefinished with an Aluminum oxide finish, which is extremely hard. I don’t know if it will be tough on saw blades, but I’ll find out. A couple of images to look at. He said he’ll be bring me more tomorrow. This could have been used for a Thorsen Table.

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Living Room to Hand Tool shop room #1: ripping up carpet then laying laminate flooring

10-01-2016 10:18 PM by Holbs | 3 comments »

Some people think I’m crazy for such a project. But not me! I’m a bachelor so can do with my house as I want. My living room really was an empty room with a carpet, totally unused since I have a social / man-cave room upstairs. I will go forth keeping in mind the option to revert back to a living room. I went ahead and removed the dirty/busted/stained MDF cheap base molding. Second, ripped up carpet and carpet pad. Really is amazing to see the history of pet stains in you...

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Mystery Wood #1: Floor Type

04-08-2009 02:08 AM by Sivers | 5 comments »

Alright, The short story is that I need to try and match up the wood that my floor is made from. There are some areas that were patched with plywood and I would like to refinish it. This is my first attempt at adding pictures to a blog so hopefully it goes well. I’ve refinished one room a while back and this is the same stuff so I know what it looks like when it is finished because it does darken quite a lot. Even after refinishing one room I never did figure out what type of wood...

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