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Old 06-24-2008, 10:30 AM   #16
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what Nate said.

Sorry for being testy but when I suggested the blind nailing and it was simply overlooked, I figured it was not of interest. I guess I saw what was happeing in the post when you didn't and Bud misunderstood what was happening.

No big deal. I was simply picturing this wall with all these exposed nails in it and cringing but hey, if that was what you wanted, it's your wall. Glad to see this got corrected before you started the wall.

You hadn't started the wall yet, right?
Don't be sorry, nap. I was under the impression that all tongue and groove hardwood have a bevelled edge, and since I wanted a flat look, I assumed that they only can be nailed in on the surface.

I guess what I am asking is does any hardwood flooring come with tongue and groove that would give me a flat look as opposed to a bevelled edge.

No I have not started yet. I still have a ways to go before then, I am still taping the walls when I have a spare moment, between, kids, husband, work, house, garden, sleep......

Thanks for your help naphh

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yes. There is a lot of flooring that fits the bill. Take a cruise to the home supply store of your choice and browse.

plan on a lot of work sanding the wall though. When the sanding is on the floor, gravity is a wonderful friend. When you are sanding the wall, gravity will not only not help you, it will make your work work.
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Thanks Nap. I am going to take a look soon.
It is a small area that I plan on doing. It is were I plan to put the computer and I wanted a feel of a "library, cozy feel" with wood.

I will post some pics when done.
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A simpler way to get a library feel would be to put up frame and panel wainscoting. That would be more traditional, and more "library-ish" in my mind. It would also be much less work, IMO.

You could do it with applied mouldings and veneered plywood panels if you don't have woodworking tools or know-how. I'm sure there are finish carpentry books in the big-box store, library, or book store that show you how to do this. The hardest part would probably be finding hardwood moldings. If you have a router you can make them yourself.
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No, I do not have a router, Natehanson.

Do you mean I would put moulding approx. 3 feet up the wall like a chair rail and then wood panelling underneath?

The wood panelling that I am thinking of, if I am thinking correctly, is that product they used in the 70s in the basements, that had a goove in it every 8 inches or so? My dad has it in his basement. I don't particularly like that look.

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Examples of wainscot:








And some other styles:
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I did this a while back. I used an engineered laminate. It was installed vertically. I used a small nail at each stud location. The wood was used as wainscoting. I capped it with a chair rail, also attached at the studs.
Here are some pictures of mine
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Thanks for posting the pictures.
The bathroom looks beautiful.

I am familiar with wainscotting, and it looks really nice. But the area that I will be doing is a very small area.
Probably 5 feet by 4 feet. So I thought I would just do all wood.
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Your bathroom also looks very beautiful, and thanks for posting the pictures.

Does the engineered laminate have a bevelled edge? I don't know if that is what it is called. I have prefinished flooring in my home and at the edge of every plank there is a bevelled edge.

I will have to go and check the engineered laminate at the store.


Thanks again for your time in posting the pics.
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Now this is librarish!



I'd like to see that one made with premade paneling and moulding
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my libraryish feel would fail by comparison

It looks like they are separate panels put together? But what do I know.....maybe someone carving all day for years (sort of like how I am doing my basement.....)
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you may want to invest in a 23 gauge headless pin nailer! I build Oak bars quite often and have had no problem driving them 1 3/8 inch into solid oak. remember to keep a firm hand on the nailer and the pins will recess themselves nicely!these pins being headless will allow you to shoot them into the toungue edge of the flooring and easily slip the next board into place ! practice with scraps and have fun! post some pics of your end result , would love to see it!!
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Your bathroom also looks very beautiful, and thanks for posting the pictures.

Does the engineered laminate have a bevelled edge? I don't know if that is what it is called. I have prefinished flooring in my home and at the edge of every plank there is a bevelled edge.

I will have to go and check the engineered laminate at the store.


Thanks again for your time in posting the pics.
Yummy Mummy - Sorry I missed your question in response to my post here. The flooring I used had what was called by the manufacturer a 'micro bevel'. You cant even tell it has a bevel. The wood I used was an Engineered Wood. When I face nailed it I did it at the top and bottom only. The nail heads were covered by the baseboard and the trim under the chair rail. No nail heads seen.

Did you ever do this project? Lets see pictures.

Did you ever finish your basement project?
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Hi Brik

No, I still have not finished my basement. But I have not given up yet.
I am getting there.

I have just finished the trim, and I will be getting ready to paint, and then I will be laying some ceramic tiles. Can you believe it. I am almost done.

I will post some pics.
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Thanks for posting the pictures.
The bathroom looks beautiful.

I am familiar with wainscotting, and it looks really nice. But the area that I will be doing is a very small area.
Probably 5 feet by 4 feet. So I thought I would just do all wood.
You could cut a piece of *wood_of_choice* plywood to size and nail it up there and be time and money ahead, methinks. You could also use some thin trimstock to emulate the panel effect. I think if I was doing an area that small with hardwood "flooring" I'd go with a 45 deg angle to give it more visual appeal. of coruse, that's VERY subjective! good luck with your project.

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