A reader's General Construction question: Parquet floor?
Euros W from Denbigh : United Kingdom had this Parquet floor question.
Help !! I am trying to put down a reclaimed parquet floor in herringbone style.
You have two choices, put them in as best you can and fill the gaps,or re size the lot slightly smaller.
If you have most of them correct and say 15% to 20% are bad, maybe use the odd ones as a straight say 2 or 3 wide border around the edge of the room in a brickwork like bond. The size differences won't show up the same.
If it was me, I'd run them all through a fine bench saw to a width they will all make.
Then I would dock them all to length on a drop saw with a stop fixed. It's a pain to do, but it will give the best job.Best of luck with it.
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