64sq ft of brazillian chestnut flooring

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Forum topic by pjk91 posted 12-28-2012 09:45 PM 583 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2012 09:45 PM

I have 64sq ft of brazilian chestnut 3/8” thick 3” wide plank flooring. I have no use for it on the floor…can I use this for a table top? How would I build the table top from the flooring? I’m assuming I’d need to glue it to a plywood “subfloor” or nail it with a flooring nail gun.

What do you guys think? It’s been sitting for many years. Need to find a use for it.

-- --Patrick

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#1 posted 12-28-2012 11:20 PM

I have a breakroom table in my store made with bamboo. we had originally made the table with just a plywood top, but had a leftover box of flooring that was exactly the same size so we just nailed it down. Comes out pretty good, but since I assume your mateirial is prefinished don’t expect a super smooth and even surface like a table would traditionally have. It will be more like a floor where you may feel in between each piece.

I am actually planning on using unfinished flooring for my workbench top whenever I get around to building it

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#2 posted 12-28-2012 11:42 PM

Well, after thinking about this some more, I want the top to be smooth. Although, if rip the t+g off, then I won’t be able to nail the flooring to the plywood. I’ll be forced to use flooring glue to glue the flooring to a plywood “subfloor”. Is that my only option guys?

Edges would be wrapped in a similarly colored wood.

-- --Patrick

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