Jerri Nicholson Flooring November 27th, 2018 - 06:30:30
Restoration, lumber has provided this beautiful white oak old-growth flooring that is installed throughout the house and in this room, Howard Brick man is doing a different installation technique really, instead of just faced instead of just nailing them along the tongue in the traditional manner. You are e actually screwing them all in place and then plugging the screws, and what kind of a saw is that Howard? This is a song made in Japan. That's for fine! It's a pole called a pole song. I pull saw yes for fine, woodwork, yeah and what we've got is a whole bunch of these little plugs that we have cut with a drill press right.
Yes, they're matching they're from the scraps that we used from cut offs from the ends of the boards so that they would match the floor. So this installation involves figuring out where all the joists are located and we've done that and then per-drill the holes and then put a screw in the holes. So are these already screwed? Can we already go in there a screwed I've got one where we can? We can do one well, you per-drill right through the lumber right through the lumber and the screw goes into the kind of school. Is it Howard uh? It's a real heavy-duty inch and a half. It's almost a number twelve, if not a drywall.
You know it is not as a drywall screws break when you, yes and it screws right down into the end, the sub floor and then into the joist into the joist. So it pulls everything down together and then we place the wooden plug with a little bit of dab of glue in it. So you do put a dab of glue in there yeah and then the full saw does the rest? Isn't that nice it'll look quite pretty when it's all completed but Howard and I are going to go visit our sister project right now, where you've got some nice pine flooring going down right, has some wide pine flooring, uh 14 to 20-inch wide pine flooring? It's all these beautiful material.
Okay, now we are talking some of the most fantastic lengths of eastern white pine that you could imagine. How long is this one Howard, it's about 14 feet long by what's the width 17 inches. Imagine that now the beauty of this is that it's selected old-growth white pine from New England, and it is the real straight growing pine tree, the one that hardly ever meanders or twists so that you get this beautiful grain pattern and you get not. But that's part of the part of the story right tight red knots is what they call those and it's they stay nice and firm for an antique floor.