John C Daley wrote:James, I am surprised the floor boards are normally 11/2 inch thick.
Ian Australia we have tounge and grooved floorboards 20mm or 3/4 inch thick over joists 18 inches apart.
jordan barton wrote:
So the floor boards are 1 1/2" thick douglas fir boards. ... I cut the boards at my mill in about april/may. They have been covered and stickered for a few months now.
I have been reading about floors and it appears most people use staples/cleats/pnematic nailers. I honestly do not want to buy any more tools in order to put this little floor in which is about 19' x 9' or 171sqft.
One thing which looks cool would be to use old square nails.
I am also tempted to take the boards out one by one and shiplap them with the router.
jordan barton wrote:Hello folks
I am working on my floor at the moment and i am finding i am wanting to figure out an alternative to putting tons of screws into the floor.
I am wondering if anyone has alternatives to doing that?
One idea i have is to put a thin 1x4 board which has been rounded/beveled every 4 feet or so and screw that down through the floor into the floor joists. A picture might make it easier to understand. I will try and get a photo if that is needed.
I am looking for ways which require the smallest amount of work. I am even open to drilling holes and putting wooden pegs in.
jordan barton wrote:thanks for all the input people! I noticed in my searching that places in japan actually designed floors to be squeaky in case of intruders.
Uguisubari or nightingale floors were a thing in 17th century Japan. Pricey and difficult to install, they were found in homes of the wealthy and royalty only.
Also, my extremely cursory glance at the differences between shiplap and tongue and groove indicates that both are nailed in place, sometimes glued and nailed, but always nailed. Shiplap is mostly used as caldding -- I didn't see it used as flooring at all. But, your house, your rules. Good luck with your project! I couldn't do that.
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