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Topic: 1/4 inch Plywood to Finished Plank Floor  (Read 3573 times)
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« on: April 03, 2011 05:07:47 PM »



I lived for the longest time with unfinished plywood floors in the master bedroom.  We would get slivers in our feet so we covered it with this jean fabric that we had but it stretched and really wasn't a long term solution.



It was ugly and sad and I complained about it constantly but we really didn't have the funds to do anything about it.  Then I found the solution on the Frugal Farmhouse Design Blog. 

http://frugalfarmhousedesign.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-09-24T12%3A52%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=10

We finished our bedroom in a weekend.  My knees ached and my back was killing me but I love the results.  If anyone wants to take on a project like this let me just share one thing that I learned the hard way.  I topped off my plank flooring with two coats of poly.  After the first coat I turned the overhead fan on to help it dry and to help with the smell.  When I went to put the second coat on, I didn't turn the fan off.  I should have.  The second coat started drying too quickly while I was working it and there was one spot by the door where some drops of poly can still be seen.  It's just one spot but I've definitely learned a lesson.



You can see in the above photo the drops going across a couple of boards and also one spot where the poly formed a line.  You don't see the discoloration like you can in the photo that is from my flash.  It's just a texture on the boards.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011 07:11:46 PM »

I think you did a fantastic job on the floor.  From the before to the after, big change.  I know what it is like to not have the funds for stuff.  But this looks good for just being plywood.  I am interested so now I am going to check out your link.  I have some floors that need to be re-done.  Good job.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011 07:45:26 PM »

Wow, what an undertaking! I love hardwood floors. Yours looks wonderful!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011 10:35:49 AM »

Amazing  job! We are finishing floors this summer, so not looking forward to it!
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