Using Sawmill Lumber or I Knew My Floor When It Was a Tree


A photo of GaFarm Woman PamAnother ongoing project we have here on the farm is the wood for the downstairs floors.

The wood goes on quite a journey.

This is my husband putting the boards he has run through the planer in the barn loft to finish curing.

Putting boards in the barn loft to cure

It began last summer when we cut the trees at the back of the property to use for the chicken house.

Building the chicken house

3/5/2010 11:10:34 AM

Dave, that was a wonderful surprise to find the oak floors in your house. I look forward to finishing our home with wood flooring soon. It just gives so much character to the house. Thanks for the comment and story. Have a great day. Pam

Nebraska Dave
3/3/2010 6:29:39 PM

Pam, those floors really do look terrific. I bought my suburban 1965 built house back in 1985 when it was 20 years old. It had wall to wall carpet except for the dining area, kitchen area, and bathrooms. About ten years into raising two teenagers and a toddler that grew into a teen the carpet had seen its useful days. We decided to pull up the old carpet and replace it with new wonderful carpet from the local carpet place. Our wise decision was to pull out the carpet ourselves to keep the cost down. When we pulled up the first corner of the carpet our eyes bugged out. Under this tacky carpet was the most beautiful oak hard wood flooring we could ever have imagined. We scampered through out the house looking in each bedroom, stairways, and hallways. All had practically untouched oak flooring. We both rejoiced at our splendid find. Who in there right mind would cover up oak flooring with carpet? That was about 20 years ago and now it has a few character blemishes etched into the finish here and there but it still looks much better than the carpet that had been nailed in place. Some day maybe it will get refinished, but the older I get the more I like the memories of how the blemishes got there. Thanks for you wonderful pictures included in the blog entry. I love pictures.

2/26/2010 3:26:38 PM

Thank-you Cindy, It took us years to get back to our wood floors. We still have a lot of work to do to finish them but I am very proud of them. I know you will get your floors too. There is much to be said about patience in country life. Have a great day. Pam

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