Just finished our wide plank pine flooring


This is me using an orbital sander on our wide plank pine flooring.


Like she has this whole build, my wife has really been a big help.

We just finished installing and finishing our hardwood flooring. It wasn’t that hard but did take a lot of time and labor.  I can’t believe we are this far along and can really now see the light at the end of the tunnel.

After we received our flooring we let it acclimate for about two weeks before we started laying the floor. We wanted to make our flooring as tight as possible so we used a bar, scrap piece of flooring and a 2×6 that we screwed into the sub-floor. This way its hard to see where the seems are. We decided to face nail the flooring using our trim nailer and we put 3 2 1/2 in galvanized nails every 16 inches where every floor joist was.


The finished flooring really looks good.

We used a dark tung oil to finish the flooring the way they used to do years ago before chemicals.

We used a dark tung oil to finish the flooring the way they used to do years ago before chemicals.

Now just a little bit of baseboard and we are ready for kitchen cabinets.


About Gordon Milligan

I am a retired conductor for a commuter railroad in Chicago IL, I now live in and have bought a 40 acre farm in South Central Iowa that I have built from the ground up. My wife and I are trying to raise and grow most of my own food using sustainible and organic methods. I have a blog that journals my journey to becoming a farmer.
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18 Responses to Just finished our wide plank pine flooring

  1. jack says:

    The floor looks nice. Like the color also. Get busy, winter is weeks away. lol

  2. Becky says:

    Omg the floor is awesome, so rich and shiny, hard to find that in homes these days, can’t wait to see the kitchen, going to be so nice with all the windows with your great view, glad you made it in before old man winter arrives.

  3. purlygirl2 says:

    Helpful? I’ve been A-MAZING!

  4. Zephyr Hill says:

    It looks really lovely, Gordon! You guys are making amazing progress!

  5. Bill says:

    It looks great. Finishing something like that (and doing it so well) has to give you a great sense of satisfaction! I’m a big fan of the wide plank flooring. Congrats on getting it done!

  6. Thanks so much Bill, it is very satisfying to have done most of the work. We still have lots of work to go but I am looking at it as my job now. It will still be nice when it will be all done.

  7. Nabeel Zubair says:

    It looks beautiful! specially in the last picture. Floor was put down in a very perfect manner. Congrats and goodluck!

  8. Pamela says:

    Just started following your blog and would like to know where you obtained the flooring.

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