On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 19:24:08 -0600, "Faustino Dina"
It would actually be easy, although not cheap, with the right tools.
If you scored a great deal on wood, it might work out better to have a
local mill prepare your wood.
One of the local wood suppliers in CT supplies 20-30 varieties of
You'll need to joint the face and an edge, thickness it, rip to width,
groove the back and cut the tongue and groove with a shaper. That's
really all there is to it, not much different than any other
woodworking from rough stock. It's just like any other board, but
with some groves on the back and shaped edges.
And they thickness plane both sides in one pass and have the equipment to do
the other operations just as fast.
While doing it yourself is a noble goal, it may be cheaper to buy it when
you factor in the time.
That groove has the purpose of providing a relief so less is needed to plane
or otherwise remove to get a flat fit. Not all sub-floors are flat as what the
finished floor is to be.
Same concept as why casing and baseboard are most often relieved.
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Little effort required to remove material to get 'the fit.'
Have to plane the whole back side when removing material.
Think thrice, measure twice and cut once.
Sanding is like paying taxes ... everyone has to do it, but it is
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