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 Post subject: Herringbone w/border
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:59 pm 
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When I finished this job, I didn't bring my camera with me. So last week I stopped by to get some shots.

This was my first herringbone with a border, but with the use of Ken's Festool plunge cut saw, it went pretty smoothly. Thanks Ken.

The floor is Mirage- Brazillian Cherry, BC border with Birdseye Maple strip, glued down.

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 Post subject: Hmm...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:39 am 
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It's different...nice install though.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:55 am 
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Wow, looks very nice. I like the look very much. Very professional looking.

But did you stand on the desk to get the arial photo shots? :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:36 am 
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Looks real good! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:20 am 
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Custom!


Did you have to mill your boards to lengths, or did it come cut for a herringbone??


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Thanks guys.

AustinFloorguy wrote:
Custom!


Did you have to mill your boards to lengths, or did it come cut for a herringbone??


It came cut for herringbone.


Barquios wrote:

But did you stand on the desk to get the arial photo shots? :shock:


No, just held the camera up really high.


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Very nice. Difficult to pull off well with a pre-finished product for sure. So, I'm am guessing this is a glue down? You installed the field herringbone first, correct? Then trimmed the field for the borders using the festool circular saw and guide, right. Then glued down the border/apron. Damn, that would be one time consuming job


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That's exactly how it was done Gary. Only, the guides for the saw were too short. So I used some aluminum from the screen cage that was being constructed outside. It was screwed to the subfloor, and used as a guide. The stuff is light and straight as an arrow. I actually grabbed a few pieces that day that I still use to check floor flatness.

Edit: The field was also routed for the border. The corners of the border were routed too, and splined.


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Real nice bayside ..


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Beautiful workmanship, Bayside.
Gotta love that engineered Mirage product for precision fitting. Only downside to the line is the short lengths.


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 Post subject: Re: Herringbone w/border
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:13 pm 
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That is an awesome display of your skills. I just cut a herringbone package for a twelve thousand square foot house "on the job". Lucky thing is that only 6000 took oak! It was 4x24 inch 3/4 white oak. Did you make the herringbone from prefinished, and what are the lengths? Jeff-Tulsa


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 Post subject: Re: Herringbone w/border
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:30 am 
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I have cut and installed herringbone on site using random lengths of prefinished. I went with 12" lengths for 2 1/4" strip. I kept track of it and the waste factor was 35% this way.


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