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 Post subject: Is This Normal / Acceptable?
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 4:52 pm 
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Hi there,

I'm new to the forum, glad I was able to find this resource. If I choose to install this floor myself I will certainly be visiting here often! I live in a forest and had the opportunity to purchase some repurposed re-milled old growth Douglas Fir flooring. It looks absolutely amazing, only it appears as if the saw they use caused splintering on the ends. Otherwise the boards are very smooth. Is this something I should be concerned about? Will this cause a ton of otherwise unnecessary sanding or is there another way to deal with it? I will be installing 600 square feet of this so want to know about any potential problems with the product before I install!

Here is my attempt to link to a photo of the flooring in question:

https://ibb.co/V2rckc0

Thanks so much for any opinions,

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Is This Normal / Acceptable?
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 5:51 am 
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Just clean it up as you go. Cut the ends off and move forward.

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2023 1:38 pm 
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D. fir usually has no tongue and groove on the ends, so you will lose very little of each end with no problem. Be sure to top nail both boards on the butt-joints when installing, or use a floor glue you do not use a moisture barrier paper.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2023 3:22 pm 
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Thank you both for the advice, sounds like I should move forward then using glue. So to be clear, I should cut a small amount off each board before laying it? That will make the project make more time consuming on the front end, but I suppose will save on sanding on the back-end?

Thanks again for your time,

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Cutting a half inch from the ends of long boats will take extra time especially if you need to on every board, but will save time during the sanding process. Being careful to get square cuts will assure no gaps at the butt-joints. It is a process to assure the best installation.


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Doug Fir floors are one of my favorites. Send us a picture of when your done.

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