DIY Farmhouse Floors From 1×6 Pine
Farmhouse floors have always been my favorite, you know.. the warm, worn, wood floors that are perfectly (and naturally) aged. So when we decided to do our own farmhouse floors with 1×6 pine planks, it was one of those things that only gets better with time. The more we use them, the more worn they get, and the better we like them.
We figured that since we use 1×6 #2 yellow pine for everything else, floors made sense, too! We bought 8 ft planks for about $4 each, which equaled about out to about 75 cents a sq ft, once you add in all the stain and paint. It does not, however, factor in time.
First, we cut all the 8 ft planks into 4 ft pieces, then cut about 6 of those in half again to 2 ft sections. I sanded each board, one by one, top, ends and knocked the sharp edges off the corners for a worn farmhouse feel.
Next, we staggered the joints, starting with a 2 ft. plank, then the next row started with a 4 ft. plank.
We predrilled the holes, to prevent splinters and splitting. Then we used wood screws, attaching it straight to the subfloors. We thought about using pin nails, but decided that the exposed nail heads were our favorite part of old farm house floors.
We used my favorite Minwax Jacobean stain, transforming the yellow pine into a warm brown tone.
As I sealed the floor with poly, I made sure to fill in the tops of the screw heads to keep them from collecting too much dirt. Real wood farmhouse floors for a fraction of the budget – now that’s my kind of flooring.
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Published April 24th, 2017 3:09 PM
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