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Old 03-12-2011, 05:53 PM   #16
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Harbor Freight Tools on sale $249.99. Take your worst board the one with the most damage and take little off at a time maybe 1/64 to 1/32" till u get to where you want to be. Them make all the boards the same. Been using this same machine for years now relaying old soft and hardwood floors.

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went down to the barn and looked my boards over. i have to different sets of replacement fill in boards to make up for not having enough of the originals. one set is really close to the originals demensions. the other set, not so much. somewhat less than about 1/16" too thin under the groove. if have enough of the one set i think i could get by with out planeing anything. i guess it's time to move everything upstairs and decide what i can do. a planer is a lot cheaper than i thought and thanks for the tip on running it on one board first in order to set it up right.
i'm definately going to reuse the old boards given the information i've gotten on the forum. might go for the antique distressed look and just varnish over the top of everything or sand down to clean surface and varnish which would look really nice i'm betting. of coarse planeing would solve some of the sanding work/time. the room is not able to be divided as it's basically a 20' X 40' open space so i'll have to mix and match different board sets to make it look right.
one thing i am going to do is repaint those ugly washed out blue walls you can see in my first set of pictures. ugh.

does anyone have a method of figureing out if i have enough boards. i'm guessing i need to figure up square footage, count my boards, and take some off for cuts etc.?

thanks for all the help.

here is a couple pictures. cheap camera so close ups are a bit fuzzy.




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if you are going to run them through a planner like the one i mentioned from harbor freight. take in to consideration the differences in thickness and make them all the same thickness. there is plenty of wood above the tongue and grove from the looks of your pics there is at least 5/16 of an inch of wood there. you only need to take off 1/32 of an inch at a time you are just shimming the surface of the plank to clean it up then just mix them all up and lay them out. as far as your not knowing if you have enough wood.. length X width = square footage. your planks look like they are 6 inch wide?? 2 planks would be a foot don't know how long they are so you should be able to take it from here and do the math. this looks like good old fashion pine just run the thinner boards though the planner just enough to clean them up ONE SIDE ONLY then run your thick ones through to clean them up ONE SIDE ONLY. After you have run the top side of the thicker boards through the planner if they are still to thick take a little off the bottom side that no one will see. OTHERWISE YOU ONLY RUN ONE SIDE OF THE BOARDS THROUGH THE PLANNER NOT BOTH SIDES
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if you are going to run them through a planner like the one i mentioned from harbor freight. take in to consideration the differences in thickness and make them all the same thickness. there is plenty of wood above the tongue and grove from the looks of your pics there is at least 5/16 of an inch of wood there. you only need to take off 1/32 of an inch at a time you are just shimming the surface of the plank to clean it up then just mix them all up and lay them out. as far as your not knowing if you have enough wood.. length X width = square footage. your planks look like they are 6 inch wide?? 2 planks would be a foot don't know how long they are so you should be able to take it from here and do the math. this looks like good old fashion pine just run the thinner boards though the planner just enough to clean them up ONE SIDE ONLY then run your thick ones through to clean them up ONE SIDE ONLY. After you have run the top side of the thicker boards through the planner if they are still to thick take a little off the bottom side that no one will see. OTHERWISE YOU ONLY RUN ONE SIDE OF THE BOARDS THROUGH THE PLANNER NOT BOTH SIDES
j-crazy, thank you for the advice on planeing the boards. never done it so i appreciate anything that can help me avoid screwups.

i'll post some pics when i get going for anyone who is interested.

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