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Out and out and out is what it seems like; it’s been fun and challenging. Lets start with the fun parts first, then hit the bad notes as we move forward. I left the house on April 26 for the...
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I could not be more thankful that I always use a moisture meter for every wood order, in particular because of this most recent experience. I went to see a complaint on warping planks for a job I...
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If you have ever had a tough time setting up a stop block at "just the right place", then this technique is for you. In this photos I'm cutting pieces for this custom parquet, and the pieces need to...
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This is way past due, forgive me! I’ve been out and about: three weeks of wood and dust. Truth be told, I would not have it any other way. When you are having fun, the weeks seem to rush by, but...
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It all started with a washer leaking water onto the floor in the hallway. The insurance brought in their contractors to repair the cupped floor and refinish the rest of the areas so that they all...
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While making new sleds for a custom parquet I'm about to make, I grabbed a few pieces of leftover 3/4-inch feature strip in Swartzia tomentosa, or Brazilian ebony, I made for a job 12 years ago (I...
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Talk about out and about—two weeks of install and sand and finish classes. The first week was with the NWFA in Chesterfield, Mo., and the second week was with Panel Town & Floors in Columbus,
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It’s been a fun few trips out and about, still working on getting a handle on the demands of installing wood flooring across country. The odd thing is we all face a battle—about the one part we...
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What a great week last week at the NWFA Principles of Wood Flooring school. It was a full class—35 folks from different walks of life. Manufacturers, distributors and floor contractors were all in...
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I am sure this happened to you before: You got a call for a small refinish—nothing too exciting, right? I got a call for a kitchen, dining room and entry refinish. It didn’t sound like a unique...
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