Category Archives: Flooring

How Old Is It?

We’re looking at a hundred year old floor, right? Well, not quite. This is a floor I laid just fourteen years ago using recycled Southern yellow pine boards nailed down with new square-headed nails. Rather than hide the nails, I let them show to help give the impression of a floor that is much older than it really is. As a finishing touch, I applied three coats of Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane — and it still looks great today!

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One Step At a Time?

Now that our kitchen remodeling project is almost complete, Leigh Ann pointed out that the parade of workmen had taken a toll on the top step of our stairway. One key board had lost most of its finish, and had picked up some scratches in the process. We could see a quick touch-up wouldn’t be enough, so we embarked on a mini-refinishing project — together. Dangerous idea? Take a look…..
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Reviving Our Oak Landing

Our home is a 1972 split-level house with an oak staircase and landing. Regardless whether you enter through the upper front door or the lower level door, you have to walk across this landing. And with two rescued dogs – Jasper and Daisy – coming and going as well, it wasn’t long before the finish on our oak landing was looking pretty worn. If you would like to follow along as I revive this worn out finish, you can read more about it here.
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