old house tongue and groove porch floor

How to Install a Beadboard Porch Ceiling | This Old HouseFor a plainer profile, install tongue-and-groove flooring on your porch ceiling, then paint or stain it. Or choose a flooring made from a wood that stands up to the weather, such as teak or cedar, and either get it prefinished or leave it unfinished for a more rustic look. Because the flooring won't be walked on, you can get away with boards as thin as 3/8 inch. Try to order long pieces to avoid seams. Red oak flooring, about $77 a bundle (19 sq. ft.), from The. Prefinished -inch ...

nailing T & G KDAT porch flooring | This Old House20 Jul 2017 ... I have built a covered porch off the back of our house, about 15' to the deck off of the ground, which will ultimately be screened in and is about 400 sq ft in area. I will install PT, tongue & groove, KDAT, flooring on a 2 x 12, 12" (on center). The material has been sealed all 6 sides (per mfg recommendation) plus 2 coats of finish. In my younger days (45 yrs ago) worked for custom home bldr & installed thousands of feet of red oak unfinished flooring with slam nailer ...

T&G douglas fir porch floor - how to finish | This Old House4 Mar 2016 ... My husband and I are renovating a 100-year old house, and part of the finished product is a wraparound porch and deep porch section for an outdoor living room. In all, we are looking at over 1000 square feet of covered porch space. We plan to go with a tongue & groove douglas fir porch floor, but have some questions on weatherproofing it. I have seen notes on treating it before installation, after installation, etc. Most instructions seem to point to painting it, however ...

How to Repair a Tongue-and-Groove Wood Floor - This Old House ...28 Sep 2014 ... Cutting in a perfect-fit patch with This old house general contractor Tom Silva. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the of...

Old House Authority ~ Ask the Authority: Porch Floorboards... replace some rotten tongue and groove porch floorboards that were installed only a few years ago. What can I do to ensure that the new ones won't deteriorate just as quickly? A: The rot organism requires three ingredients in order to reproduce: A food source (wood), warm temperatures, and moisture. Because their ends are directly exposed to the weather, porch floorboards are among the most vulnerable parts of an old house. When your house was built, the original porch flooring ...

Replacing porch floor over basement rooms | This Old House11 Jun 2014 ... The foundation extends completely under the porch, making 2 "coal/cold" rooms under the porch separated by the main supporting wall in the basement. "Upstairs," the porch has brick walls on all sides with 4 brick support pillars on the front of porch. Currently, the floor is tongue and groove boards (I am assuming fir) attached directly to the joists. It is/was painted and it looks like there may have been caulk around the edg

How to Repair a Tongue-and-Groove Wood Floor | This Old HouseCutting in a perfect-fit patch with This old house general contractor Tom Silva.

Porch Floor Repair | This Old Houseporch floor Repair. Q: Should I put a brass or stainless steel cap over the outside edge of my porch to protect it? By Norm Abram of This old house magazine. Q: The porch on my 95-year-old bungalow has a tongue-and-groove floor that is in great shape except at the outside edge, where the ends of the wood are splintered and worn. Should I put a brass or stainless steel cap over this area to protect it? Or maybe you know of a better way to fix these otherwise solid boards. John ...

Front Porch Fix-up | This Old HouseInstall the new decking. using adhesive to attach new decking. Photo by Kolin Smith. Prime all the boards' edges and lower faces with fast-drying, oil-based primer to protect them from moisture. Squeeze a bead of polyurethane construction adhesive on all the exposed joists, then place the groove of a replacement board over the tongue of an old deck board and press the new piece into the adhesive. Toenail (pound at an angle) a stainless-steel ring-shark siding nail through the ...

Ideas for Porches, Patios & Decks - Old House Restoration, Products ...15 Apr 2015 ... Replace rotten or unsound boards with new wood of similar species, quality, width, and cut (i.e., tongue-and-groove or plank). If the entire porch floor or deck is past saving, invest in new decking of long-lived wood or a quality composite. While pine and fir are often found on old porches, the best woods for floors and decks include quality grades of cedar and redwood, or tropical woods like mahogany and ipe. A Japanesque porch influenced by Greene & Greene was ...

How to Fix a Leaky Porch | This Old HouseThen you screw down fresh sheets of ¾-inch exterior-grade tongue-and-groove plywood and cover the seams and screwheads with a coat of elastomer and strips of the fabric. Next, roll another coat of elastomer over the entire porch deck, lay sheets of the fabric onto this wet base coat, and apply more elastomer over them. When the surface is dry, apply at least two top coats of a different elastomer, one formulated to protect against dirt, sun, and abrasion. These top coats should be a ...

Understanding Porches - Old House Restoration, Products ...31 May 2016 ... For best longevity, choose 1" thick tongue-and-groove vertical-grain boards, preferably at least 5" wide. The wood should be a high-quality, rot-resistant species such as cedar, cypress, Douglas fir, ipe, mahogany, or another tropical wood. Traditionally, boards are laid running perpendicular to the house. Make sure the porch floor has a slight slope to itbetween 18" and ¼" per linear foot for tongue-and-groove floors. (If the porch is deeper than 8', use a slope closer ...