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 Post subject: Custom Hand Scraped Floor
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:34 pm 
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Hey guys,

I'm new on here but I thought I would share a floor I just finished last year. It is African Rosewood (Bubinga), hand scraped all by me, stained ebony. Its all random width and the planks range from 6" to 30" wide with most of the boards being between 10' and 15' in length. It was one of the most intense floors I have ever done.

Here are a few pictures:

http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/nn14 ... %20Scrape/


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Hand Scraped Floor
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:10 pm 
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See now that is what a hand scraped floor should look like, not this mass produced machine scraped "hand scraped" stuff out now.
Great job!
gonna be a pita to clean that though lol

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 Post subject: Re: Custom Hand Scraped Floor
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:46 pm 
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Haha, I know! They just finished all the trim work recently and I went out to do some touch ups. I must say, a black gloss floor shows everything. It will require lots of maintenance.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Hand Scraped Floor
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i have had customers with those kind of floors get a robot vacuum and leave it running in the daytime.

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 Post subject: Re: Custom Hand Scraped Floor
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NICE work man! Thats pretty sharp. How did you fasten it down? Did you scrape it on a bench or after it was installed?

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 Post subject: Re: Custom Hand Scraped Floor
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:06 pm 
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Hey thanks for the comments! Everything was scraped on a bench beforehand. The whole floor was glued and nailed down. When I say glued I mean complete coverage trowel spread Bostik's Best. I did everything I could to help minimize movement on such wide planks.


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Super nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Hand Scraped Floor
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Awesome work.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Hand Scraped Floor
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WOW! AWESOME WORKMANSHIP!


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Hand Scraped Floor
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:14 am 
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I like it, and dark floors as well. Don't like the way some machine made floors exhibit a pattern you can see with the scraping.

Whats the typical upcharge for doing that by hand? You don't have to give out your price just a round about number.

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