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Topic: What to do with leftover pre-finished oak hardwood flooring?  (Read 7316 times)
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« on: February 05, 2010 10:41:30 AM »

I have two boxes of oak flooring left over from a new floor that was installed.  I'm saving it in case any boards need replacing in the future.  However, I have loads of extra cut pieces that were left over.  I'm thinking birdhouse(s), shelving . . .  Any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010 06:17:29 PM »

Shelving sounds like a great idea!  Depending on how big the scraps are, you can always use the thinner pieces to make interesting frames for mirrors and pictures.  My dad does a lot of hardwood jobs and gives me some of the scraps to use for framing and the smaller pieces work well for book making and paper crafts (making borders and such when I'm turning altered books into gift boxes)

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010 06:01:09 AM »

Ooooh!  Something popped into my head while reading your response!  When you said you use scraps to make boarders, I thought of shadow boxes!  I've been looking for a shadow box that is wide enough for two plates (my husband and I each have a plate from the early 70s when we were kids - they were a craft in early school years with the date and our names and a picture we drew - I want to hang them in the kitchen, we use them now to eat off of).  The oak is 2 1/4 wide, 3/4 thick - should work!  May have to find a good circular blade, but that's fine.  Would need one anyway to rip any of it.  Thanks for responding!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010 02:40:52 PM »

I also think the extras make a good entry way to replace carpet directly in front of a door.

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