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Old 09-22-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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how to make straight starter line for wood floors

Ok I have a real simple question. How do I make a straight line for the first row of wood planks I install on my subfloors?

Home Depot is telling me to just lay a 1x2 on the subfloor and that can be my guide but what if you dont lay the 1x2 down perfectly straight?


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Measure equally off of the opposite wall, then snap a line. You'll then be straight all the way to the end.
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