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Our reclaimed pine: junk or fine? Need help ASAP!

posted by: landp on 07.16.2008 at 01:57 pm in Flooring Forum

There is much sorrow in our home. We are to the point of installing our 7" reclaimed pine floors in the new house, but the floor guy (FG) (who has 50 years experience) says it's "junk" and won't use it! Apparently when the underside was cut (this is FG's guess) w/ grooves to help it not buckle b/c of the width--they used way, way too much lubricant. I do know that the guy is very new at doing this. FG says the wood would have been great, but the smell is so strong that we wouldn't be able to bear it, and that a finish won't "take".

I want to use pure tung oil. We sanded down a piece and then put different things on: water-based stain, water-based sealant, oil-based poly sealant. (Didn't have tung oil). The others were fine, but the poly did not dry, and ran off when picked up the wood ~2 hours later, after leaving in very hot sun. Smell doesn't bother us, and the other sample spots look pretty.

Very different opinions about using it or not. Can any of you help?

Thanks.

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clipped on: 07.16.2008 at 01:59 pm    last updated on: 07.16.2008 at 01:59 pm

RE: Pics of our Home (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: teach2007 on 02.14.2008 at 09:30 am in Building a Home Forum

Landp,
The stairs are oak with walnut Minwax stain. I wanted them really dark. It took my painter several coats to get them that dark. At first the oak looked too red. I'm happy with the results.

Where we are, everyone is putting awnings over windows and doors. I wanted to put one somewhere, and that was the only place. Most are doing copper awnings, but they are more expensive and change colors over time. Ours is bronze sheet metal. A sheet metal shop does them around town. I really love the way it turned out. Thanks.

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clipped on: 02.18.2008 at 02:23 pm    last updated on: 02.18.2008 at 02:24 pm

Pics of our Home

posted by: teach2007 on 02.12.2008 at 10:00 am in Building a Home Forum

These were taken last week. There were still several things to do... like clean every square inch of dust and dirt. The bottom floor stained concrete was not finished. We will have stained shutters on the front porch windows.

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The awning in last picture. Loove it!!
clipped on: 02.18.2008 at 02:21 pm    last updated on: 02.18.2008 at 02:22 pm

Favorite Sites for Pictures and Ideas

posted by: luckymom23 on 10.01.2007 at 12:13 pm in Building a Home Forum

I was wondering, Does anyone has any websites they really like for looking at pictures and getting ideas? I have one that I like:
http://www.cottagewoodpartners.com/slide/slide.html

We are trying to find some pictures to show our designer because we would like to make some changes to our elevation and we just havn't found the right ones yet.

Thanks!

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clipped on: 11.13.2007 at 11:51 pm    last updated on: 11.13.2007 at 11:52 pm