When it comes to the flooring options that many individuals have, there are few floors that can compare to the attractiveness found with wood flooring. Third, I’d stumbled upon an industrial floor sander for sale for $350 a couple of years ago, and figured that it’d save me money on the floor I was needing to refinish then. Ancient spills and a dog that apparently wasn’t housebroken had turned huge patches of the wood black – damage that clearly went much deeper than the surface. No fresh wood could be seen without making deep grooves with the blade of the screwdriver.
I’d discovered a fair number of worn and broken planks that would have to be replaced, too. When resurfacing or refinishing a floor, you can remove some of the wood to reveal a fresh, smooth surface, but if you take too much material from it, it exposes that tongue and groove, which prevents the planks from holding their tight fit. Hardwood floors can’t be sanded too deeply or their tongue-and-groove fit will be damaged and result in loose, missing, or damaged planks.
Its original protective coat was nearly worn off in the middle, where the wood had become dry and gray. Using this heavy floor sander with 40-grit paper worked well to get down to the prettier wood underneath. Our scratches were mostly in the surface, which meant we would have to get rid of all the existing varnish but not too much wood. We could have given our oak floors a cherry or mahogany finish if we’d wanted to, but we decided to go straight to coating the natural wood floors. When nails connect the hardwoods to the subfloor, they can come loose over time as the hard wood dries or humidity decreases.
Using a piece of wood and two wall brackets (similar to that of the first shelf) along with elastic webbing a shelf can be made. Simply staple a piece of the elastic on the wood using a staple gun, and slip the book into the elastic. This will create an inverted book case, with the wood acting as a shelf and the books seemingly floating underneath. Or, these can be opened and the interior can act as a shelf, one tall one; with added planks of wood on the interior, several shorter ones. Using old wood alone, shapes can be created and words can be spelled to not only act as a decoration for any room but second as a shelf.
Wooden planks can be added to provide extra spacing, of the boxes can be left as is for a tall space. Connecting the frame to four pieces of wood, one on each side, wood create a hollowed box, resembling the shadow box shelf. For my fireplace, I needed to tear down the old brick mantel, remove the old wood fireplace box, and insulate the walls and ceiling inside the housing. You may need some initial support for the lowest level of stone, I used wood planks and old bricks, whatever you have handy will do. Measure the area, then layout your stone pattern on the ground first. We’ll be putting our home up for sale sometime in August, so I get to do it all again in our new home, Yeah!!!