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Project by EROCK posted 04-04-2011 at 01:51 PM 2824 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project has been working on doing a new showroom floor at work.

We used some reclaimed Quartersaw White Oak flooring and installed it on a 45 degree angle. The border was all done by hand using blocks of white oak, walnut, and purpleheart. The center medallion was cut using our CNC machine, out of Maple and Tigerwood. It was then picture framed into the floor.

The last picture shows the floor installed before we track sawed out for the border and inlay.

I blocked out part of our name since I just want to show the project and not advertise :)

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker





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JL7

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#1 posted 04-04-2011 at 02:01 PM

Eric – this is super cool! You guys do some awesome work…..

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#2 posted 04-04-2011 at 02:27 PM

Recognize the space needle from a mile away
Nice!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 04-04-2011 at 02:37 PM

That’s different!

Pretty cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about a picture floor….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 04-04-2011 at 04:02 PM

Eric, is this the floor as you enter by the front counter? Very nice indeed. With the right tools you are only limited by your imagination. Get it to stop raining for a couple of days and I come over to visit and get some bamboo. Nice job my friend.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#5 posted 04-04-2011 at 04:54 PM

Yes, it’s the floor as you enter the building. Stop raining? I guess I’ll see you in August, then!

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 at 05:34 AM

I’m working on a compass medallion for my floor. Yours looks great. Also looks like its on concrete? I was thinking about putting my pieces to the “puzzle” on a substrate. Is there a particular type of substrate you would recommend? (being a commercial floor guy and all…lol) Thanks! Great post!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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EROCK

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 at 11:04 AM

@Bruce – What is your subfloor and what type of flooring are you installing your inlay into? Typically, most commercially made inlays are on baltic birch ply as it is the most stable. Just make sure that you have enough of a wear layer on the inlay so you don’t end up sanding through it once it’s installed.

Yes, our floor is on concrete. It is glued down using a urethane adhesive that also has a moisture vapor barrier built in.

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#8 posted 04-05-2011 at 09:28 PM

Hey Eric , that’s beautiful!. You know I love inlay work

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#9 posted 04-06-2011 at 09:59 AM

Here’s a picture of the borderwork that came up with.

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#10 posted 04-06-2011 at 06:42 PM

Eric: Thanks for the tip. My subfloor is 3/4 OSB. I’m inlaying it into 3/4 maple. My inlay pieces right now are 1/2 inch but will probably be thinner by the time i’m done w/assembly and final sanding. I was concerned about plywood delaminating over time with traffic and MDF swelling if it ever got wet…AAAAAHHHHH. LOL

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#11 posted 02-17-2012 at 01:38 PM

I missed this when it came out, sorry. Nice work.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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