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subfloor under 1" thick pine?
« on: May 27, 2014, 04:27:17 PM »
So we have the floor trusses installed on 16" OC.  The floor trusses are made out of 2x4s, so really the gap between the floor trusses is only 12.5"

We don't have enough white oak cut to cover the floor so I'm thinking about using the pine that we cut for the subfloor and use it as the actual floor.  The pine is random width and 2 little marks over 1" in thickness (that is 1 & 1/16....... if you aren't up on your milling forum humor)

I was thinking that with such thick boards (face nailed and no tongue/groove), I might not need a subfloor at all.  I'm on a tight build budget and $800 in plywood HURTS!  Then again, I don't want to put it down and it be junk either. 

Thoughts?

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Re: subfloor under 1" thick pine?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 08:24:19 PM »
You need somthing to tie all the joists 2 ways.Glued and screwed 3/8" ply
at a minum.DanG usefull as a fire block as well ;)

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Re: subfloor under 1" thick pine?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 08:58:17 PM »
Lay it down at a 45 deg, as they used to do in the "old" days.
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Re: subfloor under 1" thick pine?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 11:30:36 PM »
Lay it down at a 45 deg, as they used to do in the "old" days.
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I'm doing 2x for my floor and the engineer had me lay it on a 45 angle to give the needed strength.  I'm on 24" centers.  Also, it runs out from the center of the building in all four directions.  I was planning on doing T&G just to keep it more ridged.  I managed to have the entire building approved without any plywood! 8)  Lots of Simpson ties, but all will be hidden.
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Re: subfloor under 1" thick pine?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 10:49:00 AM »
Thanks guys.  Due to budget I'm going to have to put the pine down as subfloor and see how it looks.  I will use it as the "finished" floor until we get more oak. I think I will hit it with a sander to smooth it some and slap some oil on it!  Maybe some poly on top.  I think it will be fine until we get more oak. 

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Re: subfloor under 1" thick pine?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 10:20:25 AM »
Any updates?

I am building a 20 x 24' cabin and my plans are to sub floor with 1" white pine,  then tar paper layer and then 3/4" white pine as flooring set on 45*.  Rough sawn, sand later with industrial sander and poly.
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