Our Scrap wood floor

January 16th, 2009 in member junk     
willsew4ucom willsew4ucom, member
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This is our living room floor that we made from 3 and 6 boards from a local cabinet makers scraps. These boards would have been thrown in the trash. We used a Biscuit cutter and wood glue with wood biscuits to put the boards together, sanded and varnished it. Its floating floor with only chaulking around the outside walls to get it room for expansion and retraction.
This shot of the beginning of the floor, also shows the brick fireplace that we made from garage sale bricks. The red is a plastic barrier for reducing moisture that we put under the floor.
 
This is the finished fireplace and floor. We are so proud of the way it turned out. We wanted the Slate tile and found it on clearance at Home Depot where we bought all that they had for 100.00, which is enough to do all the areas in the house we want to do.
This is the front entry way. Notice the inlay star, my husband made. We have two in place now and have 3 more for the kitchen area. These are to honor or two Army sons, one just home from Iraq and one in Iraq now. Amazing what junk boards can make!
This is our living room floor that we made from 3 and 6 boards from a local cabinet makers scraps. These boards would have been thrown in the trash. We used a Biscuit cutter and wood glue with wood biscuits to put the boards together, sanded and varnished it. Its floating floor with only chaulking around the outside walls to get it room for expansion and retraction.

This is our living room floor that we made from 3" and 6" boards from a local cabinet maker's scraps. These boards would have been thrown in the trash. We used a Biscuit cutter and wood glue with wood biscuits to put the boards together, sanded and varnished it. It's floating floor with only chaulking around the outside walls to get it room for expansion and retraction.


Our scrap floor is maple, oak and pine. We are working on the dining room which is going to be Cherry and Maple.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, eclectic, country, house wear, living room, entry, dining room, green, brown, red

Comments (13)

QueenofGreen writes: Gorgeous! I am blown away. That is a lot of hard work, time and cutting. The random colors in the wood are just beautiful. You and your husband did a great job. Posted: 4:10 pm on January 27th
willsew4ucom writes: THANKS so much for the wonderful comments~ We love doing projects together and have so many things planned at our house that we can't seem to decide what to do next. The wood floor has been by far the biggest project so far. All the work was well worth it. I will post other photos as we progress!! Again, THANKS~ Posted: 8:45 pm on January 23rd
FunktionalJunk writes: This is gorgeous! I have been saving scrap wood to use for this very thing but couldn't really envision how it would look with the variations in the stains. Now that I can see one finished I know it works! The nautical stars are a wonderful touch...my future son-in-law is in the Marines in Afghanistan right now. Thanks for the great post!

Leah Posted: 9:25 pm on January 20th
csudderth writes: AMAZING!!!!! You and your hubby must be very talented. Looks great!\

Christy Posted: 8:35 pm on January 17th
CottageElements writes: Just gorgeous! This was definitely a labor of love and turned out spectacular. Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 7:36 pm on January 17th
Chovey writes: Great, great repurposing project!
cynthia Posted: 2:42 pm on January 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Welcome to JMS! Your home is truly spectacular and it's unbelievable what you've been able to accomplish just be using others' cast offs or by bargain hunting. Love the "garage sale bricks".

You and the hubs should be proud!
Candy Posted: 2:18 pm on January 17th
suewhitney writes: Wow, this is unbelievable! You and your hubby should be proud. I'll bet this took some elbow grease, but the finished product is well worth the effort. Thanks so much and welcome to JUNKMARKET STyle.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:59 am on January 17th
upyourattic writes: This is gorgeous and you are very lucky to have a hubby who is handy ~ do you rent him out? Mine is very good at folding laundry...

Patti

Posted: 11:33 am on January 17th
roadtriplouise writes: Really impressive! I would love a wood floor. It's a great feeling when you get a project like that done. Also love the added stars!
Ann
Posted: 10:33 am on January 17th
MelHow writes: I wish I was able to do this sort of thing and my husband was willing to help - this is great!! Posted: 8:21 am on January 17th
judithomas writes: THIS IS SO COOL!!!! Have you shown the man who gave you the scraps? I am sure he would be amazed!

Wow! You and your husband are truly talented because of your vision and your creativity!

Judi Posted: 4:31 am on January 17th
MimiToria writes: Wow, you sure are handy will do it yourself projects, and it sounds like you're getting everything refurbished for very little cost. Way to go with recycling!
Gretchen Posted: 11:15 pm on January 16th
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