DIY Low Budget Plywood Plank Floors - Part 5 of 5MrDiyDork
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One of the best things we've done during renovations to our barn house was ripping up all the nasty, stained, cat hair covered, carpet and replacing it with wood flooring.
The thing was though, our budget was low. REALLY low. I've always loved using plywood for furniture & creative projects, so I did some digging around the internet for plywood flooring ideas.
I found pictures of a couple of modern installations and also a rustic one in a store from picklee.com. We went with the more rustic flooring (with a big 'ol modern twist) and they turned out awesome!
This is part 5 of a 5 part video series I made showing you what the finished floors look like after 3 coats of poly had dried and a little time has passed.
I think the floors turned out awesome and am really happy with them. They've been down for several months now and are holding up great. We've dragged stuff against them, dropped things, and scuffed our feet all over them with no problems.
I love the fact that I don't have to be nervous about scratching or denting a pristine, mega-dollar, hardwood floor (these only cost us somewhere between $1 - $2 sq ft)... and in time, I think these will probably develop a more rustic patina which just adds to the look.
We finished putting them down at the hottest part of the year (August) and now it's November, so temperatures have dropped quite a bit. Since these plywood planks are so wide, they do move (not near as much as a regular, solid wood plank though) and I've noticed that they have moved a little bit on us. Some of the gaps opened up a little and others have closed.
They'll slightly dry & shrink in the colder months and regain moisture & expand in the hotter months. That's part of the nature of these non-tongue & groove, face nailed, wide plank floors... so don't be surprised or upset if yours move on you too.
Hope this video helps you out if you're thinking of doing something similar.
Plywood Plank Floor Videos:
Part 1: http://youtu.be/WjOblgJa-MY
Part 2: http://youtu.be/vH9tMctcf6Q
Part 3: http://youtu.be/I_-mkRuyZvU
Part 4: http://youtu.be/DIcS3sKI_Kk
Part 5: http://youtu.be/50q1FksaLG8
Part 6 (1 Year Update): http://youtu.be/7RdTpxOityY
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