Originally Posted by chulett
Thank you sir!
I read about biscuit joining em..any ideas? I guess t&g is better? Any insights?
Biscuits are thin but fun but have no integral support of their own and are simply nice for keeping things in line. Great for planked tabletops and things. Maybe I am missing something but I don't see why they would be recommended for flooring at all? I guess they must sell biscuits and biscuit cutters for thicker stuff but wouldn't you have to spend a ton of time lining up up the slots and gluing both sides of board edges.
And how in the World could you nail a side biscuited floor except down through the top? Could look cool I guess until the nails, or screws started discoloring in pine or coming up and tearing socks. You are going to need that T&G, I think, just to get the floor down and not squeaking (much) are you not?
And by the way, before I forget? As you cut the T&G in relation to thickness of your floorboards, do see how flexible your floor nailer is with regard to positioning the nails? It would be a shame to see your beautiful T&G cut to low or two high for the nailer to hit on target?
Yes of course you have to think through joinery for the perfectly square ends of your boards.
Just a comment and a compliment if you will take it. You seem willing to learn and take this all on. You can do all this with a router (although I love the idea of couple) and some bits. Or a joiner or something if you found one with sharp blades cheap.
Practice pieces sport! Don't start with the 6 or 16 footers the first pass through the routers.