Rustic wood floor, completed

by brae  

Hooray for a three-day weekend of minis!!!   :D

Lucille suggested using a template, so that is where I started with the rustic wood floor.  I moved the boards I cut previously onto the kitchen counter.

I cut a template from regular drawing paper.  I had used a darker color for the Heritage attic, but I didn't feel like running to the store just for a piece of paper.  I didn't think much of the white paper would show ultimately.

I glued the boards in place with the template inside the Studio.  I hoped it would make for a better fit.  It was such a great fit that I had a hard time taking the assembled floor back out of the structure.  :D

I sanded the boards with my Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool, first using a medium grit paper followed by a fine grit paper.

The end result was a smoother surface, but I took Mike's advice and left it a little uneven to keep the rustic beauty.

For finishing, I brushed on two coats of Delta Ceramcoat satin varnish.  It warmed the wood slightly and gave it a subtle sheen.

I used a modest amount of glue to install the flooring since the thicker boards were relatively flat.  Love it!  :D

10 comments

Comment from: Modernist Molly [Visitor]

It looks lovely. I must remember to use templates. So much easier than trying to sand in those tiny spaces. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the bathroom.

02/15/13 @ 20:08
Comment from: Janine [Visitor]

Hi Otterine.
What a great tool that Dremel is! The satin varnish brings the wood up beautifully.
Looks great.
Have a good weekend.
Janine

02/16/13 @ 00:46
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

A super job, Brae! That varnish is just perfect for that wood! I love how it came out.

02/16/13 @ 08:43
Comment from: Linda [Visitor]

Looks good. My template is buckling in places, but yours looks pro! Good work.

02/16/13 @ 12:03
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :D

02/16/13 @ 15:40
Comment from: Sarah K. [Visitor]

That turned out beautifully. I’d like to have flooring like that in my own real house. :)

02/16/13 @ 15:45
Comment from: Monique [Visitor]

That floor looks great Brae! I love the rustic feel, the colors, the subtle but great effect of the varnish, everything!

02/17/13 @ 04:26
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]

It looks great. The finish is really nice.

02/18/13 @ 09:36
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]

The floor turned out wonderfully. Makes me want some fuzzy socks. :)

02/18/13 @ 11:11
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much!!! :>> I think my artist is going to need some fuzzy socks in mini. :))

02/18/13 @ 22:14


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