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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #9: Installing Oak Parquet flooring.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 05-23-2009 06:47 PM 1159 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Slatwall storage system, Homemade, paneled walls are done now. Part 9 of WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". series Part 10: I had to make some parquet tiles yesterday. »

One of the main reasons I put the new slatwall system in my shop,

was because my Son brought me some Parquet flooring he had salvaged from his job.

He couldn’t see throwing it in a dumpster,

so he brought it to his “Dumpster Dad”.

I couldn’t put down a fancy floor without doing something to the rest of the shop. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I laid some out to see what it would look like.

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I put down some 7/16” Oxbord for underlayment, because the old floor was kind of springy.

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I had to shift my equipment to one end, & do a portion of it at time.

I ended up laying it across the short way. I think it makes the narrow shop look wider.

I,m glad I have casters on most of them. It made it much easier.

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I had to stop here yesterday with about 3 more feet to the end, because I have to trim off the bottom of the door.

I think it’ll be much more enjoyable playing out here now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-23-2009 06:59 PM

Dick, this is a nice addition to your shop. It will dramatically improve its appearance and goes nicely with the slat wall. There is a great deal to be said for improving the look and appearance of a shop. Not only does it improve the shop’s overall appearance but it simply makes it a more pleasant area in which to work.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 05-23-2009 07:00 PM

Hi Dick,

It looks good.

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#3 posted 05-23-2009 07:02 PM

Nice job Dick! That’s a first class floor for a workshop.

It would have been a colossal waste of good material to throw it away. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this new floor every time you go to your shop.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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patron

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#4 posted 05-23-2009 07:17 PM

might as well enjoy doing what you enjoy doing !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Karson

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#5 posted 05-23-2009 08:00 PM

Dick: Now when barb send you to the Dog House. You’ve got a better place to go.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 10:22 PM

Thanks, Guys!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 05-23-2009 11:24 PM

Wow fancy floor! Thats a great dumpster save…I like the slat wall too..what a great idea for unlimited tool storage configurations.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 05-24-2009 02:15 AM

Thank you, Brad!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 05-24-2009 03:53 AM

Hey Dick
That’s one fancy floor for a shop, but a lot of time on your knees. looks super, when are you installing then entertainment center?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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cabinetmaster

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#10 posted 05-24-2009 03:58 AM

Dick, that is absolutely a great dumpster save and addition to your shop. I’d love to find a save like that and put some down in my shop too. I love that slatwall system too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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spanky46

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#11 posted 05-24-2009 04:08 AM

Great looking floor!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#12 posted 05-24-2009 04:58 AM

Classy joint! Don’t go makin sawdust in there.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 05-24-2009 03:40 PM

A Big Thank you to everyone!

It’s going to be awfully hard to make the first sawdust mess out there.

Maybe this will give me some incentive to keep it clean now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 05-28-2009 03:15 AM

Thats one neat looking shop Dick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 05-28-2009 06:02 AM

Thanks Grumpy,

It’s getting there, eventually.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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