Tuesday, December 17, 2013

End grain block floor at the studio!

You may have seen this at Poppytalk yesterday. This is the new 'end grain block'  floor that we have in the workshop at the studio. Doug completed it this past weekend and I've been dying to share it with you. More details after the pictures!

As part of our ongoing project to update the Cartolina studio we decided that we needed a workshop. 
Doug built an addition onto the studio and decided to finish the floor using 'end grain block flooring'. It's actually a really old style of flooring that was commonly used on factory floors in the 19th century.

We had some leftover beam ends in the shed from a previous project - kiln dried fir- and he set to work, slicing them up into 3" x 7" blocks, about 3/4 inches thick. It took him quite a long time to slice up all the blocks and sand the edges. 
Once he had prepared 850 blocks he glued them to the plywood floor using a non water based, flexible flooring adhesive. 
It was back breaking work(so he tells me!) As soon as it was dry he applied a coat of Watco oil stain and 2 coats of oil based clear finish. The results are spectacular. It has the look of cobble stones but with a rustic and warm feel. And best of all, it only cost the price of the glue and the finish!
If you'd like to know more about this process you can email Doug at doug@douglasjones.com


Candied Fabrics said...

Fiona this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Your hubby is awesome, having installed both tile and hardwood floors, I know how back breaking it is...he had the added labor of creating and sanding all the blocks first...simply AMAZING!

AnnaVallance said...

That floor looks great! This is something I will have to file away if we have to re-do any floors when we move. Way to go, Doug!

amores y labores said...

Please....por favor pon traductor tienes unos bellos trabajos.....te felicito.

ukitu said...

Oye, ¡qué buena idea! Es genial... Me gusta... ^_^

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