Rustic flooring

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Project by Jeffrey Alexander posted 08-22-2011 03:18 PM 1421 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Local Ash species wood, planed to 3/4, T/G myself with “low end” equipment

Gunstock primary stain, counterstain with Dark Walnut to bring out grain, lightly top sanded, final over-stain with Gunstock. Four coats floor poly. All Minwax products.

I really love the grain that ash provides and is abundant ‘round here (‘til the Emerald Ash Borer kills them all off, that is) I even used some of “wormy” pieces to give the floor that “old timey” effect reminiscent of two hundred year old cabin floors. The pictures here don’t do the colors and grain patterns justice.

For my new den remodel, formerly the master bedroom. Has kept me quite busy all summer, but quite a fun project! 144 sq ft of floor, and stacks of finished flooring all over the house !

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 07:08 PM

DJ, the new flooring dramatically improves the look of the room. I am a firm believer that you can’t put too much wood into a home. And to make the flooring yourself was certainly an ambitious project. I am sure this did keep you busy for quite a while.

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

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 05:35 AM

Looks great! I put an ash floor in my bathroom a couple months ago and love it. Wish the finish would have turned out as great as yours!

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