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Mia Shulman, Managing Editor

Mia Shulman is a lifestyle writer and managing editor of HGTV.ca.

 

Cute Little Lady Designs Beautiful Cordwood Floor by Hand

Posted by Mia Shulman, Managing Editor Monday, June 15, 2015 9:32 AM EST

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Sunny Pettis Lutz loved the idea of a cordwood floor but the price tag for a professional installation had kept Sunny from her dream floors for years. Finally, she set about installing the floor herself, with a little help from a friend, and the results are jaw-dropping.

 

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Sunny harvested dead shaggy bark juniper and alligator bark pine for the project (commonly found in her home state of Arizona). The trees were run through a chop saw to cut them into one-inch disks, and were then sanded down until smooth.

 

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They pieces were carefully and closely laid out on the concrete floor and glued down.

 

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Sunny and her friend Tony worked in two-foot sections, to ensure every piece was even.

 

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Once the space was completely filled, the wood was given a thin coat of polyurethane, and then the grout was applied, followed by two more coats of polyurethane.

 

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The result is a gorgeous cordwood floor that Sunny can be extra proud of.

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Images courtesy of cordwoodcontruction.com

Topics: DIY, Renovation, Renos & DIY, Flooring

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