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Old 01-18-2006, 02:59 PM   #57
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Forgot to say,

After gluing the plywood to the fiberglass floor underneath, we immediately placed heavy weights (bricks) all over the floor to get a good bond. This did make the floor more stiff, and provided a nice flat surface for the laminate flooring.

By going this route, the whole floor is raised about 1/2 inch. We could not use quarter-round for moulding because there was not enough space between the floor height and the bottom of the cabinet doors. Sooooo, we had to use a flat piece of mounding about a 1/4" high to hide the expansion gap.

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Old 01-27-2006, 06:27 PM   #58
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After I finish remodeling the inside of the beaten Burro ( molding additional Fiberglass cabinets above the front and rear windows )

and adding an out sit=de access door to the rear storage and glassing in the top.

I plan on buying the Sweedish Pine from Home Depot ( it seems to be as hard as oak ) then milling it down to 1/2" thick and making it tounge and groove.
Applying the long way and securing through the floor into the steel cross members. Plugging the holes with Walnut and lacqueering it.

Should look good with the doors I made last year.
the only problem I see using Sweedish Pine is I might hear ABBA singing in the middle of the night and have to look for a 12V mirror ball.

hopefully all done with the inside by our Lanesburro event

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Old 01-28-2006, 06:10 AM   #59
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the only problem I see using Sweedish Pine is I might hear ABBA singing in the middle of the night and have to look for a 12V mirror ball.
Jim I have a Lava Lamp you can borrow anytime you get to Oregon

The flooring sounds really nice...can't wait to see the pics of the finished product
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:15 AM   #60
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You are adding new, home fabricated fiberglass cabinets over the front and rear windows? Wow, I got to see that! Please post pictures soon as you can, with info on how it was done.

RE Sweedish pine: You're sure doing a lot, there. Also look forward to seeing your finished floor. You're running it lengthwise because it means less cross-cutting?
Also, I am curious...when you say mill it down to 1/2 inch I take it you plan to run full thickness boards through your planer. Why do that if you can get thinner, finished, tongue and groove planks ready to install?

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