Thanks to some help from some good friends, we completed the floors this weekend. We still need to finish the lofts, but at least they are sanded.
Next up: finish hanging the trim.
First of all, we took last weekend off so that we could watch the Seahawks win the Super Bowl! Now, we are back at it.
This weekend we prepared the floors to be sanded and finished. We had to move a lot of stuff to the shed, move stacks of heavy lumber to the lofts, and plug the holes where we counter sunk the screws that hold the floor in place. Next weekend, we will sand and finish the floors!
Here is a look at the holes before we plugged them.
And a look at the plugs after we put them in. We used wood glue in the holes and then put the plug in. Sounds easy, but we were up until 4 am to get them done. Yikes!
Here is a picture of how the plugs are made. We have a drill press that cuts little cylinders in the wood.
Then you pop them out with a screw driver.
After you put them in and let the wood glue dry overnight, you have to cut them flush with the floor and do some sanding to make sure the edges of each plug won’t snag the floor sander.
The , voila! A plugged floor.