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Re: Old beam to flooring question
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2009, 11:05:12 PM »

Here is the link to my thread:,31053.msg448081.html#msg448081

The decking was 6/4 Alaskan Hemlock with T&G

The flooring has been through the winter here in a heated environment. The boards did shrink in width over the winter, opening gaps that you can now see the tongues, however I would have to say it still looks very good.

I have been working in the room with the doors open over the last 2 weeks and I am sure the humidity level has come up considerably( We live in a rain forest here!).. So the gaps have closed up some.  I would send you a pic, but I have it covered with plywood now protecting it while I do the timber framing in the kitchen.

I used the PL400 adhesive, and nailed Ring shanks through the tongues with my framing gun, and not one board has cupped, and loosened ( Yet! )   8)...  PL400 would glue a cat to a wall!

I am still working on the space, so finishing will probably not happen for several more months.

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Re: Old beam to flooring question
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2009, 01:19:43 AM »
The 3/4" Cypress is all stapled on the tongues so the only nails you see are on the starter and finish courses where I used old fashioned cutnail style finish nails.

Upstairs I'm 6/4" T&G SYP face nailed to the timber joists with 16d cut nails.
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