Dude. The floor.

June 7, 2013

Pull up the carpet. Remove the carpet strips, little rusty nails and industrial staples. Chisel free the old tiles. Scrap, scratch and pry off the fossilized black glue. Rent a sander so heavy that only a body builder from the fifties could comfortably wield it. Sand until your lower back seizes up.
Sand some more. Keep sanding.
Now stop. Now stare.
2×6 redwood tongue and groove flooring so rich and straight and proud it makes your heart break. Welcome back to the light dear trees.

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2 Responses to “Dude. The floor.”

  1. Kat said

    That is a thing of beauty. I hope my fir floors look as good one day. Today they are buried under some cheap carpet from the previous owners. I know they are there waiting, but they will have to wait until some other structural work is done. Thanks for the inspiration.

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