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  • Matt

    Member
    April 7, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Joe! Thank you so much for your videos on YouTube. What a gift! I’ve been watching them every night for 2 weeks.

    I think I understand the layout concepts. I‘ve attached my plan and would like your feedback on where to start laying the planks. My Option #3 is an idea that nearly eliminates working backwards, but might not be physically possible.

  • Joe

    Administrator
    April 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

    here you go Matt-http://somup.com/crfjIBbLwM

    • Matt

      Member
      April 8, 2021 at 10:04 am

      Awesome!!! Yes, that SW “BR” only has one doorway. Technically, it’s not a bedroom, as it doesn’t have a closet. It was the formal dining room – you know that 1970’s entry way with the formal dining to the left and a parlor to the right. The Den would legally be the bedroom in that in-law suite. I think I’m good to start!

      Thank you so much for your help.

  • Matt

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Been busy and haven’t posted our progress. Got started April 14. Here’s the starter row in the Master BR. I secured with hot glue rather than drilling the slab. This starter row DID NOT MOVE throughout the rest of the room!

  • Matt

    Member
    April 27, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    MBR / dressing area / closet floor and new baseboards completed 1 week later. The tips and tricks in the videos saved us a TON of time. The doorways are actually FUN to do. Corelux planks lay nice and tight. Floor is square to less than 1/16 inch. Laid 5 courses of temporary planks into the hallway and it’s right on the baseline (and I mean right on).

    Been prepping the guest rooms and hallway – start planking them tomorrow. The one downside of doing the whole house is that you’ll move nearly everything you own (at least) twice 🙂

  • Joe

    Administrator
    April 28, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Looking good Matt!!

  • Matt

    Member
    May 6, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    OK, Phase II complete! Guest bedrooms, guest bath hall and main hall done. There are 11 doorways in this area. Loving this project! We’ll be taking a small break before we re-do the living room (Remove-pop corn ceiling, removing paneling, then floor).

  • Joe

    Administrator
    May 7, 2021 at 8:24 am

    That hallway just pops, doesn’t it!? This looks really nice Matt, you did an excellent job on this man! I am looking forward to seeing the entire project when it is done. Can you post this in the completed projects forum when you are done? I would really appreciate that.

  • Joe

    Administrator
    May 7, 2021 at 8:28 am

    I am looking at these pics again and it just looks great man! All those doorways look so sharp! It looks professionally done.

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