Welcome to another Met Monday, sponsored by our lovely hostess Susan. To see other wonderful transformations visit http://betweennapsontheporchblogspot.com/ . When we moved from town to our country cottage the living room was the first thing we needed to tackle. The living room had old white dingy carpeting, off white walls and ugly brown curtains. We decided that hardwood was the way to go! My talented DH and I picked out hickory to go with the somewhat rustic look of the room. I don't have a lot of before pics, but here he is starting to lay the floor. He had already pulled out the carpeting and put down and underlayment.
Here he is hard at work! Each piece has to be laid out in a pattern before he starts working on that section. My in-laws and I would be laying out the hardwood and try to stay a little bit ahead of him.
About 1/4 way done. You can see all the various equipment needed.
There is a special compression nailing machine he uses.
Oh yes, Looking good and about 3/4 way done.
OOPS-- same pic again. And Mega hours later. The labor is quite intensive. Marrying a Building Construction/Woodworking Teacher certainly has it's perks!!