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Re: Quick Home-Improvement question!
MarkSJohnson #364267 01/19/12 03:48 PM
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You can always run a router up against a straight edge too. Use a patter bit. You'd have a cleaner cut as well.

If you have not bought your stain/finish, I highly suggest that you look at Street Shoe coatings. I used that on my hardwood and it is amazing stuff. No smell, super fast and easy install, hard as nails.

Re: Quick Home-Improvement question!
BobKay #364268 01/19/12 03:48 PM
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re: Bob-
And here I thought you and Joyce were in cahoots together.

Bob, if I nail from above, am I just using wood filler in the nail holes? What do you think of screws from above, with contrasting-color plugs as a design element?

If I screwed them in from below, would I really need more than 7-8 screws per board?

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Re: Quick Home-Improvement question!
MarkSJohnson #364269 01/19/12 03:50 PM
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Thanks, Mike. I was dismissing a router though because of hidden nails.

I'll look up the stain, but I think it's something I have to get today, so availability might be an issue!


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Re: Quick Home-Improvement question!
MarkSJohnson #364274 01/19/12 03:54 PM
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Damn nails.

Basic Coatings is the manufacture. They make stain and the top coat.

Even if you could stain it today, then top coat later.....

Good luck.

Re: Quick Home-Improvement question!
michael_d #364276 01/19/12 04:00 PM
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Adrian:
I'm checking into pricing, though I really don't need very many board-feet and I'm thinking the U.S. market is probably less-taxed than Canada and New Hampshire is particularly low on taxes anyway (no sales tax, etc...)


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MarkSJohnson #364277 01/19/12 04:02 PM
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"contrasting-color plugs"
Please go Here and choose "Laugh #1" for a replica of the noise I just made.

"Screwed in from below"
Please go Here and choose "Laugh #5" for a replica of the noise I just made.


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Re: Quick Home-Improvement question!
MarkSJohnson #364278 01/19/12 04:02 PM
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How many think I should rip out that crooked 5' X 5.5' area and just start fresh (though I'd need to rent a floor nailer) or just put in tile?


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Re: Quick Home-Improvement question!
MarkSJohnson #364283 01/19/12 04:26 PM
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I plan on replacing my hardwood flooring in the main living area sometime. Concerning nailing them, instructions call for nailing them at an angle from the edge just above the tongue in grove area with a special nail gun made for that. That way, they're no holes to fill and no nails to work it's way back up.

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BobKay #364284 01/19/12 04:35 PM
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And another thing! (Aren't you glad that I can go back to work on Monday?)

You already have maple flooring in there that you're trying to save, right? The new cabs are a sort of cherry finish, right? And the countertops are other colors, right? And then you're gonna paint in there, right?

I'd be reluctant to introduce yet another wood species/color. This is especially true, since the old maple floor, the new whatever, and the cherry are all crammed together in a 12" (appx.) space around the perimeter of the floor. I would use the maple and color it.

Or.... If you think you may paint the cabs the off-white you guys really want, then another species or wood color would look great at the juncture of the the paint and the maple. Otherwise, the only colors I'd use on the "surround" pieces are black (Dye, not stain-so the wood grain/figure still shows) or very dk. brown.

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BobKay #364286 01/19/12 04:57 PM
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I'm having troble keeping up with your questions.

Standard 2.25" flooring that has to be face nailed would usually have 2 nails at each floor joist.

I think countersinking and plugs would look great in your house, but remember, you'll still have to have sanding access under the toekick to sand 'em all flush. You can't do that if you pre-color them. The coloring (if you choose to do that) would have do be done after all the plugs were sanded flush. Even a good flush saw may scratch out the color.

Any time you have the will to square off a part of the room to make your retrofit easier to do and look better in the end, do it.

Don't make me come up there!


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