Hardwood flooring in closet


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Old 08-09-20, 12:31 PM
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Hardwood flooring in closet

Hi there! We decided to use some leftover wood in a tiny 9x7 room. Our floors were done by a professional but we wanted to try and tackle this ourselves. I'm going to use it as a sewing room. Almost done (ran out of wood and trying to find a slat instead of buying a whole bundle is a little challenging) I sort of wish we just went with simple flooring because I realized we're going to have to sand it prior to staining. I shouldn't do it with my little rotary sander right? I should rent a big sander from Home Depot or is that overkill ? Thanks for any help!
 
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Old 08-09-20, 01:34 PM
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Yes, you will want a floor sander and one for edging.
 
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Old 08-09-20, 04:36 PM
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Thank you, XSleeper! So 2 sanders😩it's turning out to be pricier and more work than I anticipated.
 
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My office is just a tad smaller than that room [6x9] and I sanded the entire floor with an edger. It worked well for me.
 
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Marksr I'm thrilled to hear that! Thank you!😁
 
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Old 08-11-20, 03:52 AM
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I forgot to add that I did the final sandings with a quarter sheet sander. .... but the bulk of the sanding was done with an edger.
 
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If you were willing to put a little more work into it you could use a a hand belt sander and a random orbital sander. But actual floor sanders are always better.
 
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We are 2 rows short so haven't gotten to that point yet but thanks! Trying to avoid buying a whole bundle.
 
 

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