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 Post subject: Add tongue and groove or nail down ends?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:44 am 
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My brother-in-law just bought some very nice old birch flooring from Habitat, never installed. Many of the ends are a bit funky and need to be cut off. Are we better off creating a tongue-groove (he has a nice router table that should work well) or can we nail/screw down the butt ends (and cover with plugs). Not sure which is the better idea ....

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 Post subject: Re: Add tongue and groove or nail down ends?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:06 am 
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jbsteinb wrote:
My brother-in-law just bought some very nice old birch flooring from Habitat, never installed. Many of the ends are a bit funky and need to be cut off. Are we better off creating a tongue-groove (he has a nice router table that should work well) or can we nail/screw down the butt ends (and cover with plugs). Not sure which is the better idea ....

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Are the edges of the boards tongue and groove? If so, I'd tongue and groove the ends too.


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 Post subject: Re: Add tongue and groove or nail down ends?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:04 pm 
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Screws and plugs would hold very well and be a lot less work than milling the new T&G for each board.You may use a contrasting wood to hi-light the plug effect, or use birch so not as noticeable.
When installing flooring with plugs and screws, working for a contractor as an apprentice, we saved boxes of screws that came with the flooring for other jobs, nailing through the end of one of the boards at the butt-joint.The plugs turned out to be decoration. Nail within a couple of inches of all butt-joints and I think that would be good. .


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 Post subject: Re: Add tongue and groove or nail down ends?
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