I'll admit it, I'm an addict. I need a twelve step program for craigslist. Today I came across about five hundred square feet of old mill oak flooring for free. The boards are anywhere from ten feet to two feet long three and a half inches wide and three quarters thick. The only way to get the finish that's on the boards is a hundred years of history. They aren't tongue and grove except for the ends which was hand done, so they are basically like one by fours.
It's going to be a lot of work, but it will be worth it in the end. I'm pulling the nails through to the back side with a pair of ten-r vice grips It seems the be quicker and it leaves less damage on the finished side of the wood. The more I work on it the more ideas I have for it. First will be the work slash cutting table for the wife, but now I must get back to work.
Well, I'm a self described dirty construction worker. A sheet metal worker by trade, actually. The main purpose in blogging is to (ironically) keep me off the net and working on all of my projects, and well, to share some of the oddness of my days.