Reclaimed Oak Strip Flooring - Help

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Old 09-19-08, 09:32 AM
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Reclaimed Oak Strip Flooring - Help

We just obtained some reclaimed oak flooring. It is 1 5/16" wide and 5/16" thick. It is NOT tongue and groove. Has anyone worked with such a product as we are looking for some basic advice. Is it worth the work?
 
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Old 10-16-08, 01:37 PM
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Holy install hours Batman!

Wow, you're going to be there all day! That is unless you have just a closet to finish! I'd think twice about doing this unless the material is milled perfectly. Think about it, if it's 5/16" wide you have to cut 9 pieces for the equivalent 3" piece! If you do go ahead with the work I'd suggest you get it down and screen in a filler to cover up any flaws. This will cut down on your 'fitting' time. Make sure your subfloor is level, it'll speed up the process. I am assuming you're nailing this down, any other method would be a real no-no.
 
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Old 10-17-08, 12:51 AM
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That's the kind of flooring they used in Victorians in 1890. Unless you're restoring an old house sell the stuff to someone who is restoring. You can use the flooring but there's going to be extra work putting it in, sanding it, and finishing it.
 
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Old 10-17-08, 07:10 AM
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It may be useful but as I see it, you got some firewood.
 
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