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Old 09-13-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I need a little help. I'm currently laying 3/4" maple hardwood flooring in the upstairs of my home. I've reached a part and I'm not sure what to do. I know I need to backfill the closet and I know I need a spline to change the direction of the wood. What I'm unsure of is how to make sure the piece of wood that is the "change of direction piece" is straight. I've attached a picture to hopefully explain it better.

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Old 09-13-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
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You should have established a string line to mearsure from, this line would have been established out from your starting wall and used as a reference line across the room.

You may find that when you get to the opposite side the floor is straight, but the adjacent wall isn't.

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Mark,
Thanks for your reply. My starting wall was in the hall and I have just ran the flooring straight through the doorway into the bedroom so I don't have another reference line. I should have put that in the original post....sorry .

I can't figure out how to make sure that the board that runs parallel to the closet is straight. What wall should be my reference?

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The line you ran in from the hall is the line that you are going to reference, those boards have to stay straight with their point of origin.

You don't have any choice other than minute adjustments once you have established the line into the room.

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