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Old 11-08-2015, 04:50 AM   #346
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You never have enough clamps



I ran out of 1/2" Mahogany plywood so I glued some 1/8" Mahogany to some spare 3/4" stock.

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Old 11-08-2015, 10:45 PM   #347
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Our house was built in 52.....ALL the flooring was 1/2" solid oak.

The previous owner had carpet installed. The previous owner had dog. The previous owner kept said dogs in the master bed room. Said dogs liked to pee in the same spots.

When we moved in, the first thing we did was yank out the carpet.

Fast forward....had to rebuild the bathroom floor which is adjacent the master bedroom. I ripped out all the oak flooring in the hallway and master bedroom tossing those pieces that were beyond hope.

So....here is my remaining pile of oak flooring.



Started putting it down in the pub area.



I have a new appreciation for guys who do this for a living....this is 5 hours later. Slow progress.



It's Sunday...I'm missing the football games.....at least I can have a beer....or two.....or three.




Side note.....got the sink bar working



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You can never have enough clamps

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I consider myself a DIYer, and you my kind sir, ARE NOT....this is better designed and built then most so called professionals.....WELL DONE!!!
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Lets see.....M/C accident......3 weeks in Kinston NC, 2.5 Weeks in Mexico....Turkey weekend....not much time to get stuff done.

But I did get some stuff done.

I'm just about done with the cabinet that will be between the 2 master bath sinks.



Started getting the backsplash tile installed around the wife's bathtub



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On our cold mornings, I've found that it's more enjoyable to do some minor tasks in the house while I'm still in PJ's and drinking coffee.

This morning I got 2 of the surround sound speakers installed in the master bedroom.

I pre-wired all the speaker locations before I drywall'd (and took pics so I knew where the wires were)

I've found it's easier and less messy to cut the holes with a box cutter. Takes a little longer but the hole looks a lot better and very little mess.

First I made a template from scrap wood. Saves a lot of time.


Then cut the hole





Installed box...pulled wire out...



Speaker done....



2 more to go....
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And I need more hardwood flooring to complete my pub floor.....

This is what 'used' to be the dinning area....



What used to be the living room will now become the dinning area....so the old dinning area is going to become part of the kitchen and get tile. So, the wood floor in this area is not needed.....I need it in the pub.

This was a lot of work. Took about 4-5 hours to just pull up this section. but that also included pulling out all the nails from the planks.

Plywood goes down in the morning.

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Still working on getting the flooring done in the pub and hallway.

I finished pulling up the rest of the oak flooring in the front room and got the 3/4" T&G plywood down. In a few months it will get tiles when we put in the breakfast bar.

Along the way , I figured out a good way t pull up the oak planks without tearing them up.

I'd tap my flat bar under the outside edge near the nail and pull backwards. This would rock the plank causing the nail to lift out.



This is a clasic case where havig the right tool is priceless. Even if it is a cheap HF multitool.



Away from the walls, the cordless sicrcular saw worked great.



then I stacked the wood according to lenght and end condition. Ends that are cut will have to be used at the walls.



I'm still not sure I'll have enough wood to finish the job...






I think I'm going to come up about 10 sq/ft short;
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More progress. Slow.......





Time consuming cutting the pieces around the stairs.





But I'm sure we all agree, not much work will be done the next few days due to Xmas......Especially Wed....taking the boys to see Star Wars

We are tentatively planning on sanding the floors after xmas. I want to do it all at once and get it over with....so the kids and do will move in with the in-laws for a few days
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Happy New Year everyone. I hope it was a safe, enjoyable and 'productive'. Now it's time for the first update of the year.

As usual, I didn't get as much done as I hoped....but, I did get one of the major projects done. We moved the kids and dog over to Granny and Granddad's for a few days and did the hardwood floors.

As you can see from my last post, I was completing the put down of the original hardwood flooring. I kinda clump that work in with plumbing. Not that hard, but not that much fun either. I think only drywall is worse.

Anyway....I finally got all the hardwood down...patched up a few bad pieces.....and for anyone who does not have one of those 'multi-tools'.....get one. I've only used mine about 6 times....but it does a job that you can't really do any other way.....like cutting out a strip of existing hardwood so you can put in another piece.

I rented a floor sander from HD and went to town.



I got my #2 son to do part of his room.





To 'paint' a picture of the task at hand, I basically have 4 areas to do. Main dinning room (original part of the house that 'was' the living room), #2 son's bedroom, hallway and pub. The logistics of the task means once the stain goes down....you basically can't reach most of the house. The new family room is in the back of the house so I have one bathroom and a bedroom. If I go out the back door, I can reach the kitchen. NO access to upstairs.

The sanding would have gone a little quicker if the sander had not died on me at 11pm. Hence, my hopes of getting down the stain that night was shot.

Up early the next morning....swapped out the sander...finished sanding...returned it to HD...then had to go work new years eve.....(have to keep the streets safe)

New years day....tossed down stain....after more extensive cleaning.


Let me stress......besides drywall, this is one of the dirtiest jobs you can do.

This was the Swiffer after several passes with the shop vac and compressed air.

The below pics are after the stain and first coat of finish. I decided to go with oil based.








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And while we were making such a big mess....might as well go for broke.

Part of the changes to the house included closing off a door way between the old living room and hallway to the bedrooms. Since our old master bedroom is now the location for the stairs and pub, we blew out a 5' opening and closed off the old doorway. The wall in the hallway was done but I needed to mud the dinning (old living room) side.



Mudding done....



And everything primered.


Wife is happy now....it means she can paint the wall it's final color and put things up as she wants to knowing it's not coming down for some 'construction' reason.
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Happy New Year everyone. I hope it was a safe, enjoyable and 'productive'. Now it's time for the first update of the year.

As usual, I didn't get as much done as I hoped....but, I did get one of the major projects done. We moved the kids and dog over to Granny and Granddad's for a few days and did the hardwood floors.

As you can see from my last post, I was completing the put down of the original hardwood flooring. I kinda clump that work in with plumbing. Not that hard, but not that much fun either. I think only drywall is worse.

Anyway....I finally got all the hardwood down...patched up a few bad pieces.....and for anyone who does not have one of those 'multi-tools'.....get one. I've only used mine about 6 times....but it does a job that you can't really do any other way.....like cutting out a strip of existing hardwood so you can put in another piece.

I rented a floor sander from HD and went to town.

I got my #2 son to do part of his room.

To 'paint' a picture of the task at hand, I basically have 4 areas to do. Main dinning room (original part of the house that 'was' the living room), #2 son's bedroom, hallway and pub. The logistics of the task means once the stain goes down....you basically can't reach most of the house. The new family room is in the back of the house so I have one bathroom and a bedroom. If I go out the back door, I can reach the kitchen. NO access to upstairs.

The sanding would have gone a little quicker if the sander had not died on me at 11pm. Hence, my hopes of getting down the stain that night was shot.

Up early the next morning....swapped out the sander...finished sanding...returned it to HD...then had to go work new years eve.....(have to keep the streets safe)

New years day....tossed down stain....after more extensive cleaning.

Let me stress......besides drywall, this is one of the dirtiest jobs you can do.

This was the Swiffer after several passes with the shop vac and compressed air.

The below pics are after the stain and first coat of finish. I decided to go with oil based.
Looking good dawg.

I now realize why I'm considering pre-finished for my entire project.
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What a special way to spend New Years Eve.
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Looking good dawg.

I now realize why I'm considering pre-finished for my entire project.
I hear ya.....but.....there is something to be said about solid wood and being able to refinish it in a few years. Tough call.

In my case, I really wanted to keep the look of the original stuff.

I'll post some pics tomorrow of the pub area. By then it will be totally dry and you will be able to see it as it really is. One of the thing we like, because all the wood was 're-used', it is not perfectly flat. Has somewhat of a rustic look. Fits well with the intended look of the pub.

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What a special way to spend New Years Eve.
LOL

I prefer to look at it as starting the year off on a positive note......the bloody floors are DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I hear ya.....but.....there is something to be said about solid wood and being able to refinish it in a few years. Tough call.

In my case, I really wanted to keep the look of the original stuff.

I'll post some pics tomorrow of the pub area. By then it will be totally dry and you will be able to see it as it really is. One of the thing we like, because all the wood was 're-used', it is not perfectly flat. Has somewhat of a rustic look. Fits well with the intended look of the pub.



LOL

I prefer to look at it as starting the year off on a positive note......the bloody floors are DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll go solid but probably hand scraped.
I have no clue how one would refinish something like that. We'll have to see when the time comes. (if I'm still alive, that is)

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