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Old 08-01-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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Cutting own long leaf pine flooring.....

I have the opportunity to cut and dry my own LLP boards for my house we're building. What size (L,W,T) should I cut them at and how should I plan for the install. I'm sure I will I have to butt them together when installed w/ no T&G...does this mean I will have to face nail them?

Need a little guidance here if anyone has any experience w/ this.


PS, left out some important info, this is a raised floor home with 1 1/8" T&G subfloor, so the flooring can be installed directly on top of the vapor barrier, prob Tyvek


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Old 08-01-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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Never heard of flooring over Tyvek. Usually it's over rosen paper or felt paper.


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Old 08-01-2010, 04:48 PM   #3
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You didn't put your location into your profile so I will not be specific--

I suggest that you might find a local sawmill or a cutter with a portable mill---

many offer drying service and some can make the flooring for you ---tongue and groove,planed and ready to install.

Here are two links that will give you a - Home

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My suggestion as to thickness is 4/4 planed to 3/4--S4S tongue and grooved.
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