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Forum topic by TheWayne posted 08-29-2006 07:16 PM 2468 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2006 07:16 PM

Nice site you guys have got going here. It looks like a place I will be coming back to often.

What I am looking for is an inventive idea today. You see, I have a client that asked me to make some new thresholds for his 1900 built apartment that he is in the process of restoring after 90 years of neglect. The condition of the apartment was not only a surprise, but under a few pieces of 70’s cheap wood flooring was an white oak parquet floor. Now he had a nice guy come in and refinish it, so it looks great, but the thresholds are cheap as the doors were replaced with prefab units in the 80’s and look like **.

So I got my hands on some beautiful north American white oak (from home, as I live and work in Sweden.) I have crafted it to a nice smooth finish and had a thought about mounting them next week. This is were I balked. You see, the wood is quite beautiful and about 5x expensive as European oak (as they have not taken care of the forests of oak as well here it is a much better quality now to purchase from North America.) So I want to mount it without having to drill holes through the wood. The true under floor is cement/concrete.

I have never before tried to mount an interior threshold without screwing it to the floor. The traffic will be moderate over them, so they must sit securely and they are cut to conform to the molds of the door frame.

I have thought about placing 1/4” (M8) bolts into the floor with the heads up, routing a wedge into the base of the threshold and then gluing. I figure this would prevent slide and also help to affix the threshold to the floor. The only thing is, if he ever needs to pull them, (which they should last quite a while) I know that it will ruin them due to the gluing.

Any ideas?

-- All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

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#1 posted 09-06-2006 08:37 PM

I just love pl-400. A construction adhesive in a tube. We use it for backsplashs. Glue them and then brace with stickers against header. They can be pealed back without messing up wood!

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