Francine Booker Flooring November 10th, 2018 - 08:36:27
So this installation involves figuring out where all the joists are located and we've done that and then per-drill the holes and then put a screw in the holes. Can we already go in there a screwed I've got one where we can? We can do one well, you per-drill right through the lumber right through the lumber and the screw goes into the kind of school. It's a real heavy-duty inch and a half. It's almost a number twelve, if not a drywall. You know it is not as a drywall screws break when you, yes and it screws right down into the end, the sub floor and then into the joist into the joist.
So it pulls everything down together and then we place the wooden plug with a little bit of dab of glue in it. Isn't that nice it'll look quite pretty when it's all completed but Howard and I are going to go visit our sister project right now, where you've got some nice pine flooring going down right, has some wide pine flooring, It's all these beautiful material? Okay, now we are talking some of the most fantastic lengths of eastern white pine that you could imagine.
How long is this one Howard, it's about 14 feet long by what's the width 17 inches. Imagine that now the beauty of this is that it's selected old-growth white pine from New England, and it is the real straight growing pine tree, the one that hardly ever meanders or twists so that you get this beautiful grain pattern and you get not. But that's part of the part of the story right tight red knots is what they call those and it's they stay nice and firm for an antique floor. I've seen them 350 years old. You don't worry about them. Popping out. You know okay well with floorboards like this. Laying down a floor is an easy job.
You would think, but there's a lot of details involved right. Well, you want to in this particular room we actually had to cut the boards. They were too long to go from wall to wall, and I tell us about this: trim saw that you've set up here um. This is for cutting these really really wide pieces. It has the ability to take a really wide piece and cut it off and give us a square cut. Where's the actual saw is up here. Let's go here, we go put the guide and drop this in place. These are German tools right, yes, sir, and they have the built-in vacuum and everything else is a highly specialized setup for a professional floor.
Now we need to switch the ends bomb, yeah, seventeen and a half. This goes up, let's swap ends, so some of these boards come through up to 20 inches wide right. Yes, I think 19 inches was the widest we had here. It was 19 all right, one more square squaring off, but this time you're measuring, so that we know that it's going to be a staggered joint. I wanted to stop the joint a couple of feet. Short of the doorway when I put the next piece in that out into the hall right looks, looks natural.