I’m rebuilding the floor on my 1894 front porch. The original
flooring is 3-1/2″ x 1″ non-T&G old-growth yellow pine. The
board lengths range from a few inches to 12′. I want to re-use
as much of the original flooring as possible, but many of the
boards have been spliced with other kinds of wood. I plan to
re-use only original boards and use same type re-claimed lumber
for the rest. My goal is to have no visible splices. The finished
floor will be painted.
Q: Is there a way to make a very long-lasting but invisible
splice for exterior flooring using this kind of wood?