Old Flooring
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Is it worth saving old wood flooring for material? It's prefinished oak, fairly narrow. I was thinking it could be planed down a bit and glued up sideways to make a thick bench top or something along those lines. I saw Amazon has pneumatic nail removers. It wouldn't be worth trying to remove them all by hand.
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(04-21-2022, 10:41 PM)lincmercguy Wrote: Is it worth saving old wood flooring for material? It's prefinished oak, fairly narrow. I was thinking it could be planed down a bit and glued up sideways to make a thick bench top or something along those lines. I saw Amazon has pneumatic nail removers. It wouldn't be worth trying to remove them all by hand.

I use it for small projects all the time.
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Depending on the age of the flooring, the finish could contain lead. Just a friendly caution.
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#11
It shouldn't, it was laid in the mid to late 80s.
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I bought way too much  unfinished hard maple flooring(too much was less expensive than the proper amount) since it was a factory buy out and needed over a million feet gone quickly.

I used it for all kinds of projects after ripping off the tongues and grooves and planing the grooves on the bottom level. Left stock a bit over 1/2" thick by 3" wide.

Run over a jointer prepped glue up edges, so could make whatever width I needed.

Only gotcha on used would be nails/staples.
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I built some 8' shelves for my shed out of Brazilian cherry
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(04-24-2022, 08:39 PM)K. L. McReynolds Wrote: I bought way too much  unfinished hard maple flooring(too much was less expensive than the proper amount) since it was a factory buy out and needed over a million feet gone quickly.

I used it for all kinds of projects after ripping off the tongues and grooves and planing the grooves on the bottom level. Left stock a bit over 1/2" thick by 3" wide.

Run over a jointer prepped glue up edges, so could make whatever width I needed.

Only gotcha on used would be nails/staples.
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