Hardwood Floor Border

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Project by JeffS posted 02-02-2010 02:08 AM 6071 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,

Here it is, my first project posting to lumberjocks. I found the site a few months ago and have really enjoyed looking at everyone’s projects and reading the postings.

I am coming towards the end of a year+ renovation to our house, which included a the transformation of our front porch and living room into a dining room and foyer. lots of walls got re-arranged, and I have been doing all the work myself.

What is pictured is our new dining room floor, which I just finished a few weeks ago. It is solid maple with a mahogany border. The maple was ordered from the lumberyard, but I ended up making the border pieces out of rough sawn mahogany boards.

This was my first project that involved major surfacing and milling, so I finally got to put my jointer, planer, tablesaw, and router table to the test! once I had the stock flat and square, I ripped 1” wide pieces, and then ran them thru the router table to create the tongues and grooves to match what came with the maple flooring.

So, while it not a piece of furniture, this project marked my first departure from S4S lumber from the home center.

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 02:10 AM

Great work Jeff a beautiful floor

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 02:21 AM

Good job Jeff. That floor looks great

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 02:40 AM

Very nice.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 03:04 AM

awesome floor!

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 05:15 AM

nice work on that floor…. having installed floors, I know the difficulty level… superb work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 05:28 AM

nice work ,
and congrads’ on getting things done !

-- 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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#7 posted 02-02-2010 02:35 PM

Jeff, this is a nice idea that adds visual interest to the floor. Adding a hardwood floor is a great way to really improve the appearance of a room.

Post some pictures of the room when it is finished. It looks like it will turn out to be a gorgeous addition to your home.

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

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 10:01 PM

Nice trim, you don’t see that everywhere.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 02-08-2010 11:12 PM

great looking floor you got there
congrat´s with it


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