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A Beautiful Floor from Wood Scraps

Achieving the intricate geometry of a parquet floor doesn't require much more than a tablesaw, kraft paper, and wallpaper paste 

Parquet tiles create some of the most beautiful wood floors in the world. Wood-flooring expert Charles Peterson outlines his technique for building parquet-flooring tiles and then putting them in place. Using scraps of wood, Peterson cuts the tile pieces with a crosscut sled on his tablesaw. Once he has enough pieces to assemble the parquet pattern he is working on, Peterson builds the tile on a piece of kraft paper. After he has enough tiles to cover the floor area he needs to cover, Peterson lays down the tiles a few at a time, using urethane adhesives to attach them to the subfloor. 

A Beautiful Floor from Wood Scraps

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