I have a 3/4 pine over joints floor. A couple boards a loose. What's the
best way to secure them? A finishing screw? A brad nail? Construction
adhesive under the board (the ceiling downstairs is open).
Many thanks in advance,
How about a piece of wood on the underside of the loose board, wide
enough to bridge onto the boards on either side of the loose board.
Secure the wood into the two side boards with screws up into those
boards. Then have someone stand on the board that is loose, and then
put a screw(s) up into it. The loose board should pull down until it
is flush with the boards on either side. The screws into the
supporting boards on either side make it less likely to make noise
when someone steps in the area.
Glue certainly won't hurt regardless of what else you use.
Since you have access from below, you could use these:
You don't have to get them from McFeely's, they're available from
lot's of other sources.
You could also use a simple L-bracket...just make sure the screws on
the floorboard end are shorter than the thickness of the wood.
Have someone stand on the loose boards as you tighten them down.
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