Monday, November 8, 2010

Flooring: The hardwood

Well, here it is, the start of our hickory floors!  We went with a tavern-grade (or 'rustic') floor -- which means that these are all of the off-cuts and damaged pieces.  Most of the pile is full of shorts, around 12" in length, but there's the odd long piece that we've come across as well.

We decided on hickory since I'm a little challenged in the 'no damage' department.  It's inevitable that a plate will be dropped or a scratch to appear, thanks to me.  Hickory is one of the hardest hardwoods out there, so it should stand up nicely to the abuse I can inflict.  And, as a bonus, since we want a floor to look rustic and worn-in, all of my future accidents should add to the character of the floor.
The pile (one of many)
Around one of the windows in our bedroom
The scene
Sanding and staining are next up on the to-do list...I had ideas of using a dark stain, but now that we're seeing all of variety of pieces we're thinking of something a little less drastic.


Absolutely Small said...

That's so exciting! Your floor is going to look amazing.

Kerry said...

I hope so...just a whole bunch of finishing to go!

jennifer @ fog city sparkle said...

amazing colors! i'm really excited to see these when they're done.

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