Friday, May 10, 2013

DIY Flooring

My hubby has been remodeling one of the bedroom's in our house. It's taken a while . . . or at least longer than I'd expected. But part of the reason is that my husband likes to reuse everything he can. He recycles, repurposes, and upcycles building materials. This is one of those projects.

He tore old wood out of the walls and then cut the wood scraps on his table saw to make his own tongue and groove flooring because there was a spot in the floor where there was no flooring. This was because he raised the roof, literally, over one peak of the dormer.

Here he is working with the 120 year old wood.



The flooring all fits together nicely but now he has to install it and then sand it. The process takes a bit of time. But we both like the idea of not filling up the landfill with beautiful old growth wood, even if it is bits and pieces...we can always find a use for it.

Now I'm hoping it isn't too much longer until the floor is finished, the walls are in and we can move into our new bedroom.




5 comments:

David Batista said...

Amazing! This kind of work is way over my head, but I can appreciate the skill it takes to accomplish such a feat. It's actually exciting to think of old wood being repurposed in such a way that will make it even more useful than its original intended fuction.

Way to go Lars! :)

And, I can't wait to see the finished results, Kim.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You and your husband are SO handy and crafty...what a team you make!

The Happy Whisk said...

New bedroom, new car. All very cool and fun.

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