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Cordwood Flooring

January 7, 2014

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Cordwood Flooring

My neighbor Steve called up the other day and asked if I’d like to come over to see his new floor. Steve is a contractor by trade, he does beautiful work, so I jumped at the chance. When I walked in the door my mouth fell open. He had built a cordwood floor! It was beautiful, warm and artistic. The colors were tan and brown and the floor was polished to a shine.

Here is the latest (with instructions) on the cordwood floor from an article we wrote for Backhome Magazine.  http://www.cordwoodconstruction.org/img/Backhome_Article_Cordwood_Floor_LeesCOMPRESSED.pdf
I asked Steve how he built this floor. He said he had bought some old hardwood barn beams at an auction and decided to use them for flooring. First he cut hundreds of 5/8″ “log end” slices on a bandsaw. Then he placed the slices onto a plywood subfloor. He kept them in place by using…

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  1. Hello, Thank you for reposting this Cordwood Flooring Article. My wife and I just wrote an article for Backhome Magazine in consultation on how to “do” this type of floor. Backhome has agreed to let the article out for view. http://www.cordwoodconstruction.org/img/Backhome_Article_Cordwood_Floor_LeesCOMPRESSED.pdf copy and paste this link or go to http://www.cordwoodconstruction.org and go to the ARTICLES menu and look for Cordwood Flooring.

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