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#1 posted 09-13-2012 09:13 PM

Wow. It sounds like you need over 1000 bd ft of flooring (do you mean linear feet or board feet?). I would not like the pleasure of putting a tongue and groove on that (that’s over 2000 ft of T&G if you leave the boards how they are). I also would not enjoy sizing the boards to the same width (if that’s what you plan on doing). It would also not be fun to get them to the same thickness.

What are the dimensions of the wood (board feet is only slightly descriptive as it’s calculated off of 3 measurements L x W x H)?

It’s possible to turn it into flooring of course. It’s just whether it’s worth your time and effort to do so.

Remember, the $500-600 in materials does not include the time it’s going to take you to get it ready to install as flooring.

As far as expansion, it’d be just like any other solid wood floor. You probably need to learn more about installing flooring if you’re wondering what to do. It can go wrong very easily and if you’re sizing and milling the wood yourself, I can only see that compounding the things that can go wrong. On a concrete subfloor, I’d think an engineered product would be a better choice, but that’s just me and I’m not a flooring expert.

I’m not trying to knock your handyman/woodworking skills. I’m just saying it’s a lot of work for very little savings in the end.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss


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