Yardstick flooring

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Old 05-08-18, 11:50 AM
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Yardstick flooring

I amattempting to install a yardstick floor for a landing The yardsticks vary in height, any suggestions on how to lay yardsticks do floor will be level?
 
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You can plane the pieces to the same thickness before installing them or you can install them then sand the entire area down to the same thickness.
 
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Old 05-08-18, 12:49 PM
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I'm not sure I fully grasp the concept, but sounds like you would need to run them through a surface planer to achieve a standard thickness.
 
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Old 05-08-18, 03:39 PM
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Yes, also unfamiliar with "yardstick" flooring, please add some detail so we can direct you
 
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Old 05-08-18, 04:39 PM
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I have collected old yardsticks when ch I plan on laying on my landi
I have been collecting old yardsticks which I would like to cover my homes landing with, creating a floor. Problem is some yardsticks are 1/4” thick and some are 1/8” thick so was wondering if something could be placed on the underside of the 1/8” thick bringing them to 1/4” or is there a way of “shaving” off from the 1/4” thick yardsticks? I need to make all the sticks the same thickness in order for the floor to be even.
 
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Old 05-08-18, 04:56 PM
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If you are using literal "yard Sticks" then you need to make sure that they are all the same thickness as you approach the project. Only way to have a flat floor.

I question the use of yardsticks as I don't follow it as a recommended flooring item. Hello, HGTV, you have another potential candidate for a new shoe..
 
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"...is there a way of “shaving” off from the 1/4” thick yardsticks?"

Yes, it has been said several times. It's called planing and uses a tool called a planer.

Planing down all to the same thickness would be the best and easiest method. You could glue two 1/8" yardsticks together to make it 1/4" thick but you may have issue in the future with them coming unglued. Also, it's unlikely that your sticks are exactly 1/8" and 1/4" thick so you'll still have some unevenness. Planing will get them all to exactly the same thickness.
 
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