Repairing old wood floors with a border in Georgetown was rewarding!

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   Repairing old wood floors with a border in Georgetown was rewarding!

Repairing old wood floors with a border in Georgetown was rewarding! The whole corner of this old wood floor to the right of the stairs was missing. This floor is 1/4 inch thick and one and a half inches wide. It is old quartersawn white oak. This type of flooring was made in a cabinet shop somewhere and a course burlap was glued to the back. When the flooring people originally installed it they just roled it out like carpet and cut it to dimension and then face nailed by hand with small finish nails.

Because of the age of the wood I had to do some hunting to find old wood to match it for the repair. I found an old dresser and an old table and dissasembled them for the wood. I then cut the wood to size on my table saw. I found some really old Honduras in a building salvage store which matched perfectly.

The restoration contractor told the customer that he had a really good wood floor man but that even he probably couldn't save this floor. He had me take a look at it and I said sure. No problem!! The tricky thing about repairing this type of floor is the removing of the wood. Since they are all glued together on the same burlap, removing one board without distrubing the next board can be painstakingly slow.

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