Creative ideas to repair this piece of hardwood?


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Old 03-16-12, 07:11 AM
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Creative ideas to repair this piece of hardwood?



So I'm refinishing these floors, but not sure what to do about this. It stands out like a sore thumb.

The house has settled, and under that board is the foundation. I'm definately not going to jack up the rest of the floor, I don't live here. I need a way to hide this, and I have no idea what to do. Anybody have any ideas?

Unforunately, its in a hallway, so that excludes covering it with a piece of furniture.

I'm fine with anything that will make it look just slightly less horrible
 
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Old 03-16-12, 12:02 PM
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Can you rip down a piece of wood and and insert it in the void?
 
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Take off the shoe molding and reinstall it to follow the flooring.
 
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Old 03-17-12, 05:20 AM
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As usual, Larry's idea makes more sense
 
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Old 03-20-12, 06:43 AM
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sorry I wasn't clear, the foundation is under that board

you can't move anything down, as there is a giant stone wall in the way
 
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The foundation shouldn't have anything to do with the gap in the floor

If you remove the shoe mold, you should be able to take a pry bar to the other side of the board and pry it over to close the gap. You may need to take a punch and drive the nails thru so the board will move. Once the board is moved over, a loose fitting piece of wood should be all you need to put under the shoe mold - that way the repair is hidden instead of having to make a perfect fit and finish.
 
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Old 03-20-12, 01:50 PM
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OK, I looked at the pix more closely. What I see, now, is one floor board pulled up apart from the remaining floor. Is that correct? If so, there is nothing you can do but jack the floor joists and make the proper repair. There is no quick fix. Sorry. I originally thought all the brown wood on the white base was shoe molding. A closer inspection doesn't show that.
 
 

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