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sungen99

02:45AM | 04/01/03
Member Since: 03/23/03
40 lifetime posts
I have a situation that I’m not really sure how to handle so I will give as much detail as I can in order to hear some suggestion on how to deal with it.

When we had our kitchen floor redone using oak we were out of town so we came home to a completed job. I was overall happy however they are very difficult to get a hold of and to be honest they were incredibly messy and I don’t want them in my house again so to say “call them back to fix the problem” is not an option for me.

The kitchen is the entrance to the basement and when he placed the floor he spilled over the top step. Its hard to explain so I hope I do this right. I am familiar with a nice star nose ? cap or something like that that makes the top step look clean. What he did is end the boards 1 inch over the top step. The boards are vertical to the step as well so in order for me to put a cap or whatever it is REALLY called I would have to cross cut about 20 boards that are already nailed down to the floor. My problem is that even if I snap a clean line in and am able to make a clean score using an utility knife how am I going to get the boards up cleanly enough that then end cap will fit snugly against all the boards? Should I get a chisel and just go to town and keep it as clean as I can? So I get a recipicating saw and be really really carefully and try to cut them? Do I get a cutting bit or something like that for my compressor and do that? It just looks really bad and its starting to make me crazy because I’m now planning on finishing the basement and im not pleased with the result. Or should I just put some kind of end cap on the boards as they are now and leave it as that?

I guess its not SO bad, and I COULD live with it. my question is how difficult will it be for me to fix? I mean if its really going to be hard; then I will leave it alone. However if its something that CAN be fixed with a bit of effort I would like to give it a shop.



Altereagle

02:37PM | 04/02/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
It is possible to cut a portion of the overhang off straight, router a dado to match the tenon of a nosing then glue it on similar to a bread board table end.

Or if you wanted a wider nosing use a #10 bisquit & cut back over the sub floor but really it's a flooring pro's forte. I'd ask around perhaps a small job could be done on the weekend by an apprentice? Most do this with ease, where you and I would struggle for a weekend and still end up with dog doo.



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