Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Floor project

I mentioned several days ago we were busy with a floor project. 

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When Dan taught junior high woodworking in the early 70’s, he started collecting pieces of walnut.  Then several years ago, we found  a large sell off of walnut lumber in Kansas City.  After that, his collection of walnut became unmanageable.  It was time to do something with it. 

I saw this star somewhere and asked if he could duplicate it.  I think he did a beautiful job using different woods for the color.  He has spent a good deal of the winter running the wood through the planer, sanding and cutting tongue and groove edges as well as making the star.  Then we laid it, sanded and finished.  It is hard to capture a good picture of the color.   The first picture makes it look too red.  The second is closer to the overall color.  Looking closely in the first picture, you will see it has random widths. 

I’m excited to have the floor complete and I think Dan did a wonderful job.

5 comments:

Pablo said...

Beautiful! Now you need to put a rug over it to protect it.

Linda said...

Seriously, after all the work, there is that feeling that it should be protected. However, this floor will have patina.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Sylvie

Linda said...

Thanks, Sylvie!

Anonymous said...

That guys skills always amazes me. Doug