COMMUNITY FORUM

firsttimehomeowner

09:10PM | 04/25/07
Member Since: 04/25/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
My home has red oak hardwood, circa 1952 but needs help badly in two ways. some boards (2 that I can tell) need replacing as they have been comepletely chewed through by termites and secondly that there are gaps between the boards.

I can picture myself replacing a few boards and hammmering them all snug in one direction and measuring a slip of a board to install next to the wall, . . . but then I've a pretty good imagination.

I am wondering if this is a job strictly for the pros or if a regular joe might take it on without making it worse.

thanks

flooringworldDOTorg

09:13PM | 04/27/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
Personally, I think this is a job for the pros.

To replace the boards are easy enough if you are mindful to protect surrounding boards from damage during the removal and reinstallation/repair process, but have you given any thought to snading and refinishing to feather in the repair into existing, or a full refinishing that may be needed if you are not able to feather it into existing so it looks right ?

There is certainly no guarantee that a pro would fare any better, but I think a pro would have a much better chance of success from their experience.

_____________________________________________

There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.

_____________________________________________

http://flooringworld.org/

_____________________________________________

firsttimehomeowner

09:32PM | 04/27/07
Member Since: 04/25/07
2 lifetime posts
it all needs refinishing anyway. and I can find reclaimed hardwood of the same type and age etc.

mainly I was wondering about the talent and skill required to do the hammering and replacing and still have it all look good.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Unless you live in a very warm climate, your lemon tree should be brought indoors in the winter and then returned outdoors... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2