Need a recommendation for place to buy nicer thresholds

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Old 10-26-10, 06:00 PM
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Need a recommendation for place to buy nicer thresholds

I am in the process of installing oak hardwood flooring in my home and am in need of a simple oak threshold that is small and flat. My wife is not happy with the selection of thresholds at stores like Home Depot and OSH, because they bulge up vertically too much and don't blend in nicely. We have some areas in the home where the flooring changes but is on the same level and some areas where there is a slight change in elevation. Any ideas would be welcome. I live in Los Angeles. Thank you.
 
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Old 10-26-10, 06:04 PM
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Make your own or talk to a custom cabinet/wood working shop to build you one.

When I did my floor (3/4" oak) I just turned a flooring board perpendicular to the other boards. Then just butt the carpet or tile to that board. I can post a picture if you'd like. Just PM me.
 
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Old 10-26-10, 06:33 PM
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I thought about making my own threshold but don't know if I have the proper tools to do it right. Do I need a table saw? Would you just nail it over the top then?
 
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Probably be easier to just buy them if they are available.
 
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Old 10-27-10, 07:04 AM
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Easier yes. But it doesn't sound like your finding what you are looking for.

Is this an inside threshold or one going to the outside? What type of flooring are in the two rooms?

Likely you would need a table saw but a circular saw would work in a pinch.
 
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You might have a neighbor with the tools and expertise to help you pull this off
 
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I would like something like this:
Solid oak 20mm 'T' bar - Architectural Joinery

but this place is in Great Britain. I hoped someone here would know where I can get it in the U.S.

In reply to Tolyn Ironhand:
These are interior thresholds, in most places it is the same flooring I'm joining (white oak to white oak), in one spot it's an older finished wood floor that I'm joining to the oak (maybe maple?) and in one room it's a wood/laminate composite that I'm joining to the oak.

Thanks.
 
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Old 10-27-10, 11:53 AM
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Here is an online source that I found by searching "wood flooring T molding" in Google: Hardwood Floors - Westhollow® Wood - T-Molding - T-Molding 3/8 & 3/4 Oak Natural (Clearance Item)

Here is my floor:




I just cut groove and joined them together with a biscuit joiner. I have had no problems.
 
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