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2×4 End Pieces?

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  • #476596
    WoodsConstruction
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    Sudbury, ON

    So a friend of mine asked me about doing this for her, but I’ve honestly never seen it done and don’t think it would work as great as the pintrist gods make it seem.

    Wouldn’t the pieces just crack and snap down the grain? Especially since they would have to be cut around 1/2″ thick so that the floor doesn’t get raised.

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    #476601
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I think it would be ok if their cut in one inch slices not half an inch .

    It has a nice look to it !

    #476603
    lulu
    Pro

    im thinking they would. its been my experience that when you cut a 2×4 like that it splits. would 1/2″ birch or oak sheets work?

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    #476607
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    @cranbrook2 It’s definitely got a nice look to it, I just don’t think its doable with regular SPF 2×4 end pieces unless it is cut thick, but then were looking at being almost 1-1/4″ higher then the floor sheeting.

    #476608
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I have seen it before but with sliced logs and they were about a inch thick and they were also hardwood . I don’t think softwood would last too long .

    #476614
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Yikes, that looks like a nightmare! How are the voids being filled…epoxy?

    Jon P.
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    #476615
    lulu
    Pro

    sorry didn’t clarify. I meant 1/2″ sheets cut like the photo above.

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    Michael Angelo

    #476620
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    @lulu sheets would be stronger cut up like that, but wouldn’t give the same effect I don’t think.



    @jponto07
    I have no idea how the voids are being filled. I’m just trying to figure out if its even worth attempting.

    #476624
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Jponto07 I have no idea how the voids are being filled. I’m just trying to figure out if its even worth attempting.

    I think the biggest consideration is the finishing stage. Filling all of the voids and properly sealing what amounts to a crap load of end grain is going to be a serious undertaking. Expect to use a 55 gallon drum of epoxy resin…or something on that scale.

    For that matter, is epoxy resin appropriate for flooring? Would it scratch up and look white instead of clear?

    Jon P.
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    #476625
    lulu
    Pro

    as far as filling the gaps I saw someone use the sawdust from the cuts and then mix it with poly. then they poured it over the floor and let it dry, then they sanded it. the finished product was awesome.

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    Michael Angelo

    #476629

    Well it looks cool, Seams like a lot of work, and not sure how durable if would be.

    #476638

    If I’m not mistaken Bob Vila did that on his show years ago @WoodsConstruction . Think they used saw dust with epoxy .

    Always willing to learn .

    #476669
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    For that matter, is epoxy resin appropriate for flooring? Would it scratch up and look white instead of clear?

    Epoxy resin is very hard and very water proof. I don’t know if you guys would scratch it?? We never use our shoes inside the house so it would be fine over here. If it did get scratched one thin coat of epoxy would make look new again.

    #476677
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    For that matter, is epoxy resin appropriate for flooring? Would it scratch up and look white instead of clear?

    Epoxy resin is very hard and very water proof. I don’t know if you guys would scratch it?? We never use our shoes inside the house so it would be fine over here. If it did get scratched one thin coat of epoxy would make look new again.

    That was my initial thought, but I’ve never worked with epoxy resin, just the adhesive type.

    Jon P.
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    #476705
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Could level it like you would resanding a hardwood. Fill with poly. But….how is it adhered.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #476720
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    If I’m not mistaken Bob Vila did that on his show years ago @WoodsConstruction . Think they used saw dust with epoxy .

    I think you’re right, it was Bob V. They made a “grout” with saw dust/epoxy

    #476725
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    Found a short video…

    #476729
    Clev08
    Pro

    I think it looks cool, I would maybe try it on a nightstand or coffee table so thicker pieces are not as much of a problem. Also less abuse on the wood in a coffee table than a floor.

    #476778
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Look is OK but like most have mentioned a bit thicker might help with cracking.
    Epoxy coating once down and like Dirty said if it gets scratched a skim of epoxy and it will look like new again.

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    #476785
    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    Yeah it’s looking like way too much work for the rustic look she wants. Especially since she THINKS it would be cheaper because of the material, seems to be forgetting the labor part of it all.

    I still think I might use it on a small project though.

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