On Saturday, August 9, 2014 8:16:15 PM UTC-5, cl wrote:
a stanley "wonerbar" or equivalent for pulling flooring and a lot of other
Most hardwood wide floor boards, today, have grooves on the bottom side.
I don't recall ever seeing grooves on the bottom of old(*?) flooring. Rmo'
s 1960's flooring may or may not have grooves.
He states the flooring is "strip oak", so I'm assuming the boards are 2" wi
de, with a (typical?) slight oval tongue on one edge. I'm supposing the 2
" boards are not grooved on the bottom side.
My shop has 2" oak flooring and there are spots that I've repaired with fli
pped and non-flipped salvaged boards. Our "old" cook house/card-playing/d
ude-hangout (today called a mancave) has 2" oak flooring, that has been rep
aired, similarly, on occassion. *That old cook house (somewhat remodeled)
is, now, the residence of one of my nephew's. .... **and it's overall condi
tion is often questionable, as per cleanliness standards.
Yep, a WonderBar, or two, is another good tool to have, handy.
Sorry - that was supposed to be "wonderbar" - but yes, you COULD get
in trouble if you were walking down the street carrying one!!! (samr
goes for a screwdriver or a glasscutter - and for years I almost
always had a slim-jim in the truck)
Some are, some are not.The 1 3/4 inch oak in the upstairs of my 42 +/-
year old house has 2 shallow round grooves the length of every board.
Much of the much older flooring did not - and some VERY old strip
flooring had saw kerfs the length of the boards to help prevent
cupping/splitting.)I've seen it in maple and cherry flooring - 100-110
year old homes.
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