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Project House Video Series: Wood-Floor Repair

Justin travels to Orlando, Florida, to see how a restoration expert patches an old wood floor

Length: 5:02
Produced By: Justin Fink and Colin Russell

When Justin speaks with restoration expert Scott Sidler, he learns that you can’t just go to the lumber yard, buy red oak, patch a hundred-year-old floor, and expect it to look good. Scott tells him about old vs. new growth lumber, pointing out the differences in grain patterns and seasonal movement. He then takes Justin to the spot in existing floor, where they remove the old heat intake grate, inspect the hole from the basement, then frame it in with 2x4s and 3/4 inch plywood in anticipation of the replacement boards.

Read the companion article: Invisible Repairs for a Hardwood Floor  (FHB #242)

All Videos in This Series:
Episode 1, Introduction
Episode 2, Removal 
Episode 3, Sourcing Materials 
Episode 4, Installation