Cutting One Floor Board - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-06-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 211
Rewards Points: 150

cutting one floor board

We are laying some oak tongue and groove flooring amidst the current old oak boards. I need a precision tool that will cut ONE board in the middle of other boards. We do not want to destroy the surrounding boards. A circular saw will cut more than one board. I am considering a plunge router but I do not know what bit to use to get a straight cut.

Any ideas out there?


Cossack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 03:15 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,188
Rewards Points: 5,336

I've always used a circular saw for this. Accuracy isn't an issue. You're going to make 2 parallel rip cuts in the board about an inch in from each side to stay away from the nails. Get to within an inch of either end. Take a sharp chisel and complete the 4 end cuts. All you're doing is splitting the wood to the end. Once the 4 ends are split, lift out the middle piece. The groove piece will pop out as it's not nailed in and you'll chisel out the tongue side from the cut to the next board, careful to avoid the 1 or 2 nails.
Cut the new board to length and remove the lower groove piece and drop it inplace. You can face nail it or hold it down with adhesive.


Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutting Duct ADKstorm HVAC 10 01-23-2011 01:30 AM
Cutting Board DaveSteel Carpentry 1 02-21-2008 09:38 AM
Painting the inside edge of cutting board slots 1655graff Painting 8 01-28-2008 07:51 PM
Cutting Tile rookie1 Remodeling 9 10-22-2007 04:25 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1