I finally went and sanded inside the closet of my 40+ year old home to
refinish my solid oak floors. It's a red oak, pretty thin - I think 3/8" ,
and it is in a lot of home around here, I believe.
Here is SE Pennsylvania.
It looks pretty bad. First of all the floor boards were all top nailed, so
when I sanded down, and then urethaned, the nail holes became quite black.
It's the closet, so no one will see, but I'll need a better solution for the
rest of the floor.
I have two choices, I reckon. Either I sand down and use a stain & varnish
all in one, or I just buff out.
If I stain first, it will have to be dark, so that the nail holes, and any
other cracks aren't as noticeable.
If I buff out, I guess that *would*
be easier, but -- I don't own a
Just a little disappointed in the finished look.
Does anyone know what I could do to make it look better? Go over all the
nail heads with some wood putty? Rub some kind of glaze on top before
Thanks for listening...