Amish made hardwood

It is currently Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:22 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Herringbone With Borders - Submitted by Alexei
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:05 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:08 pm
Posts: 1641
Location: Bonita Springs, Florida
Fine, fine work!

Flooring delivered. Must be the customer in the pic?
Image

Field Installed

Image

Cutting in the Border

Image

Final Result

Image

Larger Room Scene

Image

Not Sure About This One

Image[/b]


Top
 Profile  
 
Amish made hardwood

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:47 pm 
Offline
Worthy Contributor

Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:10 pm
Posts: 290
Location: Orlando, FL
That’s real nice work on those borders.

_________________
Heritage Crafters Co.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:39 am 
Offline
Most Valuable Contributor

Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:42 pm
Posts: 4375
Location: Antioch, CA. 94509
The craftmanship is superb. Much easier to lay herringbone with no T&G. Sorta like setting tile but faster. I do have a few observations. Using the parquet for the apron (border) utilized lots of little pieces and doesn't differenciate itself enough from the herringbone field. I would have like to have seen longer boards. Also, the contrasting feature strip isn't much of a contrast. A darker wood would have made the apron pop out more and set it off better. An alternative to running the apron paralell to the walls would have been to run the apron boards perpendicular to the walls. I've done this before on busy parquets and it can look quite stunning.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:09 am 
Offline
Prized Contributor

Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:26 am
Posts: 1195
Location: Virginia
Very nice workmanship. I can't make out if there is something separating the border from the field. Maybe its my monitor.

Anyway, hats off to ya.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:07 am 
Offline
Newbie Contributor

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:52 pm
Posts: 15
thanks for the kind comments.
This is a DIY job I've done last year, so the first shot is me wife.

It is my own house and as entire floor is parquetry i did not want it to be too formal, thus i decided to go with a less prominent border. secondly, this was the first time around i was doing parquetry and i did not want to overcomplicate. thirdly, i think images are compressed too much and ligting is not the best, it is a bit more distinctive in real life.

the last shot -- is a basketweave parquetry i was asked to help as a member of a pro team. unfortunately i do not have finished pictures.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:28 am 
Offline
Newbie Contributor

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:59 pm
Posts: 16
Can someone answer a question about the border in the above picture for me? From what I've read and researched I understand that the field is laid first and then usually plunge cut with a fence and saw. I see how outside corners can be done this way but what do you do when you encounter an inside corner? How do you cut the full and precise cut in the corner. Also, some of the cuts above look like they would be too tight to fit a saw into.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:33 am 
Offline
Newbie Contributor

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:52 pm
Posts: 15
blast from the past:-)
it is plunge cut. for tight corners i know two choices
either sharp chisel
or do not glue in some of the pieces and mark and cut them off the floor.
no magic, just elbow grease :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:58 am 
Offline
Prized Contributor

Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:26 am
Posts: 1195
Location: Virginia
Also, the Fein Multimaster or SuperCut with the flush cut blade works very well on inside corners.


Top
 Profile  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

phpBB SEO