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Farmer Dan    Posted 05-29-2018 at 10:44:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • My house was built in 1890 and far as I can tell this is the original floor. No body wanted to do anything with it because it was to far gone. I finally found someone and got it done, well almost still needs the third/final coat. I like it, I think it turned out great. Better than that fake flooring they sell now days.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 06-02-2018 at 04:31:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I started installing the oak floor yesterday.
    Got about 75 squ ft down.

    dave#1    Posted 05-30-2018 at 17:55:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You think your guy can fix these???

    They were junk the next day after the fire!
    But will make good firewood.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 05-30-2018 at 18:53:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • looks pretty rough. should be good firewood though LOL

    lonestarjeff    Posted 05-29-2018 at 22:47:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Nice job on the floors, Dan......1890, wow, what did they use for subfloor back then?

    Farmer Dan    Posted 05-30-2018 at 09:03:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Looking from the basement you see logs with the bark still on them. Top side facing the floor has been hewn flat.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-30-2018 at 03:55:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There was no cheap 4 x 8 sheets of compressed sawdust and/or particle board subflooring like they use today in construction. Back in the day when a new house costs as much as new truck does today, they used plain old 1 x 6 boards with tongue and groove finish top slats on like Dan shows. The boards were fastened angular and if the house has a basement, go down there and look up to the ceiling if it isn't finished and see the sub floor slats. I lived in old farm house for 5 years that was built in 1876. had a Michigan basement, oil burning furnace, and original wiring -not to modern code.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Carson (NCAL)    Posted 05-29-2018 at 19:28:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Looks great.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 05-29-2018 at 19:27:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I really like it Dan.
    I'm just about to start laying the flooring in the second bedroom of our addition here.
    I bought some oak that came out of a 100+ year old house on craigslist.
    Many of the lengths are 14 and even 15 feet long. 2 1/4" wide.
    I feel guilty that I have to cut them shorter but the room is only 12'6" long.
    Hardwood is the best imo.

    Jimmyjack    Posted 05-29-2018 at 16:07:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Floor looks great but there is nothing wrong with the new ones either! Nothing fake about them.

    Buddy    Posted 05-29-2018 at 18:09:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I agree with you. I think it looks great.

    SteveVa    Posted 05-29-2018 at 14:11:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You can't beat old floors redone nicely.

    Looks great!!

    Larry TX    Posted 05-29-2018 at 11:16:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What a beautiful floor Dan!

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