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mnp13 11-13-2012 10:38 AM

140 year old wide plank pine flooring available
 
I am replacing the floors in our 1873 home. Currently we have wide plank pine that is original to the house. I had planned on just covering them, but it's making me very sad to do so. There is no subfloor, so they would need to be pulled out and replaced with 3/4 plywood. The planks vary in width from 4 to 6 inches, and lengths are up to 12 feet. Around 600 square feet in the front two rooms, and another 200+ hiding under the stick down linoleum in the kitchen.

The floor was quite nice when we moved in, but has not stood up to our dogs nails (three 50 pound dogs.) It's just too soft. If you have small dogs or no pets I'm sure it could be beautiful again.

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It has been refinished (as evidenced by the groove at the bottom of the baseboards), but has a lot of life left in it. If someone is interested in doing the work to get it pulled out, please contact me and we may be able to work something out. I am in the Rochester, NY area.

joecaption 11-13-2012 11:42 AM

You should be posting on Craigs list.

mnp13 11-13-2012 11:50 AM

I thought about that, but I don't really want completely random people coming to "look at the work." There are a couple of restoration people I have come across that I may offer it to, but that's about it. I'm not going to actively seek someone to do this, if someone contacts me before I start the new floor that will be fine.

The forum gives me a little buffer.

joecaption 11-13-2012 12:01 PM

Your talking to people that could be from anywhere on the planet here, but not interested with dealing with someone local. Hmm.

mnp13 11-13-2012 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1051293)
Your talking to people that could be from anywhere on the planet here, but not interested with dealing with someone local. Hmm.

No, here I'm dealing with people who work on their own houses and aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. I identify with that.

In contrast to "random person who wants me to do it for them" which I don't have the time or inclination to do.

My parents sold a stove to someone who drove more than 12 hours to pick it up. If something is hard to come by, and someone wants it bad enough, they will often figure out a way to make it happen.

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