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newhomeowner7

04:05AM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 11/30/04
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I just purchased a 150 yr old home with varied width plank (pine) floors. There is some repair work that needs to be done when I have them finished and probably a few boards need to be replaced.

The same style of planks are in the attic and are in pristine condition. Do I have the floor people remove the planks from the attic for repairs, purchase new pine planks, or find similar planks through a lumber salvage company?

Your thoughts??? WWYD?

Thanks!

theeagle

03:55PM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
172 lifetime posts
well the pine in the attic should be the same age and is weathered to the inside of your house(for the most part). but depending on how it's nailed for the easy removal (as long as there isn't a million big nail holes that will have to be patched or left to show later. and care must be taken to secure new 2 by 4's or plywood (to walk on better)using screws to replace the bracing structure you are removing. and screws are so you do not crack the plaster.(and a good time for some insulation , if the attic is unheated).

new pine planks are really depending on the width and are they a softer pine that will ding more easily.

and the salvage company may charge you an arm and a leg, depending on supply and demand.


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