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mauser

01:10PM | 07/22/07
Member Since: 07/21/07
4 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Many years ago (when it was Bob and Norm) Bob showed a segment on doing a floor.The installer used 2x4 material(I forget what type of wood it was) then cut the 2x4's into 5/8 inch long (I think) pieces.Glued the pieces to the subfloor with mastic(I think)with the END GRAIN facing up,then used the saw dust from the cuttings mixed with a product for the grout.Does anyone know what the product was?Latex poly??Glue??Anyone remember the episode?If I missed any info that was in the show please re-educate me as I would like to do this in my kitchen.Thanks,Rob.

doug seibert

01:47PM | 07/22/07
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
http://www.birgerjuell.com/cobqna.html

http://www.bobvila.com/BVTV/HomeAgain/Episode-0136.html

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."

mauser

04:16PM | 07/22/07
Member Since: 07/21/07
4 lifetime posts
Thanks a ton Doug,,That was the episode I needed.And thanks for the SUPER quick reply...P.S. Any chance you know what brand oil sealer was used.I noticed it was a brown and orange can...No big deal if ya don't,I supose any name brand sealer would work..Thanks again,Rob.

eboise

08:13AM | 09/23/07
Member Since: 05/27/07
2 lifetime posts
I remember the episode and have been trying to find out the same thing. We wanted to do our kitchen floor with this method but was never able to find out how to do it. If you find out, I would love to know what it is, too. We bought the 2/4's and had everything ready to go, but couldn't remember what to mix with the sawdust. Thanks, Elizabeth

mauser

04:21PM | 09/23/07
Member Since: 07/21/07
4 lifetime posts
Hi Elizabeth,I did get a reply from someone who sent me the episode,but I do not know how to forward it.Here is the info however.Cut the 2x4 into desired thickness(about 3/8 inch,bevel the edges for the side facing up.Use a NON waterbased mastic glue(waterbase will make the wood cup).After dry time(overnite) mix 2 parts dust with 1 part OIL based sealer(no brand was given,so ask at paint store).Trowel out the mix as grout.Then squeegie excess off,then lightly steel wool.Let sit for 2 days,,then coat it all with the OIL sealer. Here is the show info. http://www.bobvila.com/bvtv/homeagain/episode-0136.html......Good luck!!Rob.

eboise

06:52AM | 09/24/07
Member Since: 05/27/07
2 lifetime posts
Thank you so much for your response to my email. I truly appreciate it and can't wait to have my husband start this project. I thought it would never happen. I have looked for this project in the library and Old House magazines for so long. Sincerely, Elizabeth

mauser

06:11PM | 09/24/07
Member Since: 07/21/07
4 lifetime posts
Hya again Elizabeth,,Glad I could help.I have not done mine yet as I'm still working on an addition (bedrooms) for my kids.Please let me know how it turns out for you.What type of wood are you using??
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