A journal of my attempt to build an environmentally friendly small house in Oregon.
Monday, July 04, 2005
Floor Show (photos)
The flooring is started. It is the floor salvaged from the shop on the north east corner of the property that my brother Paul and I took down two years ago. The planks are 8", 10" and a few 12" in width, and up to 16-feet long. I planed them down from 2" thick to 1-1/2". If I had it to do over I would have them milled in half, yielding two 1" planks and exposing the cleaner center. The floor looks great, but I could have used twice as much flooring.
The floor is top-nailed using traditional "cut" nails salvaged by Pat Cahill..
Mostly fir with what I think are a couple of spruce boards.
The floor is put together using a biscuit or plate joiner. A very cool tool.