Agree wholeheartedly that if you're serious in doing this you need the
equipment or it will never get done and/or will not meet up to
tolerances for an easy, neat installation w/o a lot of hand work which
again means it will be ages before you get that volume milled...
On top of all else, you have the problem of being several hundred miles
away over which you now must travel and enventually transport either
the raw or finished material. I'd recommend reconsidering the 5/4
direct-to-joist scheme for one thing simply to reduce the volume. 3/4
will also be easier to lay and a subfloor will help smooth out
irregularities in floor joists. Is this conventional or beam or other
As a woodworker, I kinda' hate to think of much good oak going into a
place where it doesn't have much, if any, real benefit over other more
mundane material and one could use all that effort of
logging/sawyering/drying/milling almost half of the material for
cabinets, furniture, architectural trim, etc., etc., etc., ...imo,
fwiw, my $0.02, etc., of course. :)
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