I'm installing 3/4 t&g down my hallway and have come to a small problem I'm
sure one of you pros can set me straight on.
I have a closet directly across from my living room entry way. I am leaving
carpet in my LR and in the closet. I will be using a reducer to go from the
hardwood to the carpet. The hardwood has a microbeveled edge and ends.
How do I get either a tongue or a groove on both ends?? I've got the groove
on all ends going to the LR and will put a spine in and then the reducer.
The problem with the closet is that's the end I've been cutting off and
therefore it is just a flat surface with nothing to hook to. Any help
When I did my floor I had two table saws. One was set for just putting
groves in the ends. I purchased thin stock that I cut to fit for the ends.
Butt joints with glue do not hold up under my 250 lbs. Been there done
I would counsel you to do the closets with wood. Use pieces and who cares
how many. I found it is an LOT easier to clean up and do an acceptable
finish job when I do not change materials often. Cleaning the carpet in the
closet will happen, once a year???
Router, table saw or hand saw & chisel. The latter takes a bit of work but no big deal for a few.
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