03:22AM | 09/01/02
Member Since: 07/11/01
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at the top of my cabin stairs i have a relatively small landing (4x4') that has exposed particle board subflooring (was originally going to carpet it). i would like to remove it and put in some tongue and groove hard pine flooring.

i know i will have to scab on some joists in places to have a nailing surface etc. but my question concerns cutting out the old subflooring. i am wondering what kind of saw or method i can use to cut the subflooring very close to the exisiting trim (which because of the construction would be very hard to remove). because part of the landing extends into a closet i don't have a lot of vertical height for something like a reciprocating saw. thanks

Desert Dweller

07:24AM | 09/01/02
Unless you are going to be using 1-1/2" flooring you will still need the subfloor. It will make for a stronger floor and you won't be afaraid to walk on it because of how it would flex without the subfloor.

Mark Hammond

06:38PM | 09/01/02
Member Since: 05/09/01
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Using the subfloor will also give you a place to nail each strip going across the whole floor. You don't need to find any joists.....Mark Hammond
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