How I spent my 4th of July
Nice weather for the 4th of July so I decided to finish laying the floor in the living room. I had about 200 ft left to get the room done. So I spent today stripping and cleaning the rest of the wood left in the garage from when I quit work on this project last winter,
While I worked on the wood my husband tried to chisel the floor to erase the hump near the outside wall from the house settling on the cement outer wall. Neither job was fun or considered vacation worthy:) Tomorrow I'm going to Ace Hardware and see if they have a planer. It might be easier to plane instead of chiseling. Either is easier than chipping away the cement wall beneath the floor.
About had a heart attack when I realized I was going to be about 10 feet shy of what we need. That translates to one of our floor boards. One board...one board! Faced with the prospect of having to return to the restoration warehouse where we found our last floor boards, to buy a bundle when I only need one board, we scrounged and found some salvable pieces in the throw away pile. We now have about 30 inches to spare. Plenty! So now the flooring is inside the house acclimating so it can be installed later this weekend. In the meantime we will continue to chisel and plane...plane and chisel to get the floor level and to frame in the cold air return.
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!
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I grew up and have lived in Iowa until recently when I moved to a small town in Illinois to begin a new chapter in my life which includes a loving supportive husband and numerous grandchildren to spoil. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.
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