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Cinco de Flooro

You enjoy your Cinco de Mayo last night? I spent mine partying with my friends: a hammer, a crowbar, Led Zeppelin, and Tecate. Lots of Tecate. Working past midnight, I threw myself into the task of pulling up the existing twenty hardwood strips and clearing the way for the Binary Floor. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I accomplished once I got moving. The more I do this stuff, the more I realize I’d probably be a carpenter in another life.

Below is a test layout. Next step is to do some precise math, figure out what needs cutting, and start getting busy setting, sanding, staining, and finishing.

Update: I’ve decided that the binary sequence will begin at the kitchen, working its way to the front door. That is, 00001 will be at the kitchen’s threshhold.

Special thanks to Hector for some direction, a loaned crowbar, and the finishing touches we plan to get to as soon as this weekend.

binary floor remodel

binary floor remodel

binary floor remodel

binary floor remodel

binary floor remodel

binary floor remodel

2 comments… add one
  • jaced.com May 8, 2008, 8:47 am

    Made a mess last night, sloshing on the first coat of Minwax Ebony #3718 on half of the tiles. Here they are, drying on my driveway right now. A second coat will be applied tonight, drowning the wood in black stain. That’ll give ’em about 36 hours to dry before Saturday.

  • vincenzo May 8, 2008, 9:37 am

    slather on, brotha!

    douse that shite and leave it lay for a couple days. it’ll probably still be damp on saturday unless you wait until late afternoon after the sun’s had its way with the tiles.

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