Upcoming projects and designs. #21: Now that the shop is approaching usefulness again. Thresholds for tile to concrete transition!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 02-04-2014 09:36 PM 1378 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So long story short, I am hanging the plywood plank flooring up for a while. LOML has decreed we shall have real hardwood, etc… so I have to rethink the project there. For the time being we are going to cheap out somewhat…

You see a few months ago we were at a friend of her’s baby shower. They had recently remodeled, well a wreck of a house, on a budget. They yanked all the carpet up, prepped the concrete flooring, and stained it. Then they put area rugs with padding in critical areas, like the span between TV and sofa to use as a Wii excersize pad without killing their shins… So for the time being, until we get more pressing projects done, smoothed and stained concrete it shall be!

So as we wait for the time when we will redo the full flooring with pecan / hickory flooring, and until then, I will be making some simple threshold to transition from concrete, up the 1/2” to the tile… The idea is to keep people from snagging a toe or whatever on the tile…

The pecan lumber is on the rack, has been drying now for , well over a year and a half… I should be ready to go once dust colleciton is up and going. But that begs the next question…

Use the good pecan, walnut, or go with cheap oak because it will be getting ripped out when I do the hardwood flooring anyway?

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 04:22 PM

If you are doing a small area, then one would think it wouldn’t be important. However, you might use it as a learning opportunity, and a test of your choice of wood for the final flooring.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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