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Gideon 05-14-2008 11:16 PM

A new Bamboo floor project
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I am just finishing my first hardwood floor project, a Bamboo floor for a media room.

I am finishing at a doorway that enters the room at an angle (see attachment). I am not sure how to finish it off. Should the planks be at a 90 degree angle to the entry? If so, do I have to cut boards in wedges in order to follow the bend?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Maintenance 6 05-16-2008 07:08 AM

IMHO, You really should continue laying the boards in the same direction that you've already established. Otherwise, you'll have a joint that is not locked to the rest of the floor, and in a very high traffic point at that. I would definately not start parallel to the door with another run of straight boards and try to fill in with triangles, if that's what you have in mind. That would be a squeaky nighmare, and a real challenge make tight joints.

angus242 05-16-2008 07:53 AM

I agree with Maintenance 6. Keep the boards the same. Go get yourself a cheapo protractor to help with the upcoming angles. A small plastic one can be had for under $10. Get a piece of scrap wood and test your angles BEFORE you start cutting up the bamboo.

Good luck

Gideon 05-16-2008 09:52 AM

Thanks for the replies.

I was hoping for such an answer. I have the tools to router grooves and such, but thought OMG what a pain it would be tackle the triangles.

Much appreciated.

Maintenance 6 05-16-2008 11:46 AM

A bevel gauge would be the ideal tool to lay out the angles you'll need to cut.

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