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What to do with leftover hardwood flooring...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by rdbjr57, May 31, 2012.

  1. rdbjr57

    rdbjr57

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    The title says it all. I have 3 full boxes of hardwood flooring left over (and then some more I'm keeping put back for repairs, etc.)

    I'm looking for ideas of what to do/build, etc.

    Ideas would be great, pictures would be double great!

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Hef

    Hef Stop Obammunism

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    What type of flooring, wood species, finish, etc?
     

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    You can always use it in your garage or basement and make an area where you can hang out.

    Otherwise, craigslist. Or you can always return the unopened boxes to the retailer, like home depot.
     
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    which room did you do the floor in? is said room big enough or setup for a work bench or computer desk? if do then cover the top and front with the flooring so it ties into the rest of the room.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I could actually use a few of those, on the menu to make pretty soon.
     
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    If you have kids, pets, drunken relatives for Gods sake man save them.
    You will know what I mean when the time comes.
     
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    I laid down a 8" wide, 3/4" thick prefinished distressed hickory floor this winter, and should have grabbed a few. That, and a little router magic could have turned out some awesome pieces.
     
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    Bello America/Italia

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    Make a reloading table; put the flooring on top finish it will be sexy
     
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    I used reclaimed wood flooring as a work bench top and it worked great. Looked good, allowed me to bridge a couple of smaller work benches into one large one, and stood up to tool abuse well.
     
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    Neighbor had a toilet overflow and they didn't notice until the walls as part of the hardwood floor was damaged. He wished he had 30 boxes. Save it, store it, just in case...
     
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    Forgot to mention that... it is Brazilian Mesquite (fairly dark), 3/4" X 3, 22.7 square feet per box (3 boxes).

    This was put down in the living room.

    I have been considering building a "workstation" to replace my "office" desk. Maybe I'll do that.

    I did ask the retailer about returning it, but no... I bought it back in the Christmas season when it was on sale and they will not accept returns beyond 30 days. I didn't even think about making something with it until a guy at work mentioned it.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with it.
     
  14. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    If it the true wood flooring 1x3 T&G oak I would run it through the table saw and get rid of the T&G and make a coffee table. If it is that laminate 3/8's stuff you can still make a tables and such but you have to buy more lumber. If you have two unopen boxes just take it back for the cash. I have 5 gal buckets of the true red oak and white cut offs I use for my BBQ.
     
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    That would have been fantastic. The two I had were free, ugly, and flimsy. Need more.