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Need some advice on porch flooring install?

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Old 08-07-03, 03:56 AM
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Need some advice on porch flooring install?

I have a guy this weekend puting down a tongue and groove floor over my existing ugly plywood rear porch. We are going to strip the steps that has paint on it and lay the floor and stain the entire porch.

Heres my question. I bought 12 foot 1x4's from home depot in pine. Should look pretty good. But I had to have them cut them in half seeing how I don't have access to a truck. Had to squeeze them in my car. But they did fit at six feet..

My deck in question is 6 1/2 feet deep. So I was thinking how I could lay 6 foot cut boards to fit 6 1/2 foot. To make them look somewhat uniform, could I cut them in 1 foot sections and stager them that way? Would it look ok?

Any info or ideas?

Thanks
Spankey
 
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Old 08-07-03, 05:46 AM
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Run them at 6 feet and breadboard the ends. No waste.

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or at one end, in the case of a porch.
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See how the table top is made. The boards run one direction with a row that caps the ends.
http://www.pitt.edu/~jcm11/Woodworking/NightStand.html

It seems that a bunch of 12" pieces would tend to rock when you walk on the.

If you are going to lay the pine boards over the plywood, you might consider painting all six sides before installing them. They may be prone to sit in water all the time otherwise and rot away.

HTH
 
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Old 08-07-03, 06:06 AM
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Thanks for your help. The breadboard idea seems sweet. I might just go that route...

Thanks again.

Spankey
 
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